Collapsed Distances / Transformed Space

The New Museum of Contemporary Art presents:


A panel discussion exploring the interrelations of the global and the
local from the perspective of artistic and cultural production.
Collapsed Distances / Transformed Space will take place on Thursday
February 13, 1997 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at The New Museum of Contemporary
Art, 583 Broadway (between Houston and Prince), New York City.

Participants will be:

- Caren Kaplan (Associate Professor, Women's Studies, University of
California, Berkeley. Author of "Questions of Travel: Post-modern
Discourses of Displacement".)

On the romance of distance and the comforts of home: demystifying
spatial metaphors in an era of globalization.

- John Welchman (Associate Professor, Department of Visual Arts,
University of California, San Diego. Editor of "Re-Thinking Borders".
His articles have appeared in Artforum, Art and Text and The New York

On borders and the avant-garde. On cultural politics and
mega-corporations. On the accelerated encounter of first world art
scenes and the proliferation of local contexts.

- Euridice Arratia (Independent video and photography curator,
contributor to Estilo, Ante Camara and other Latin American

On contemporary Latin American artists who parody the stereotypes about
their cultures, both subverting and embracing them.

- Hamid Naficy (Associate Professor, Media Studies, Department of Art
and Art History, Rice University. Author of "The Making of Exile
Cultures: Iranian Television in Los Angeles" and the editor of
"Otherness and the Media: the Ethnography of the Imagined and the

Distance breeds the desire to be with the other: the telephone as
iconic, symbolic and narrative element in transnational film and video.

- Moderator: Brian Goldfarb (Director, Education Department, The New
Museum of Contemporary Art.)

This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition REMOTA:
Airmail Paintings by Eugenio Dittborn on view at The New Museum from
February 12 to April 13, 1997.

General admission: $5 Students and seniors: $3 Free for members of The
New Museum. For more information call 212-219-1222