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Thu Sep 29, 2011 18:30 - Thu Dec 15, 2011

New York, New York
United States of America

U-n-f-o-l-d is an exhibition of work by twenty-five artists, musicians,
writers and other creative practitioners who participated in two Cape
Farewell expeditions to the High Arctic region in 2007 and 2008, and to
the Andes in 2009, where they witnessed firsthand the effects of climate
change. The major fall exhibition of the Sheila C. Johnson Design
Center at Parsons, U-n-f-o-l-d will be on view from September
30-December 15, 2011. A free, public opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 29 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. in the galleries.


Living Concrete/Carrot City

Thu Sep 30, 2010 00:00 - Tue Sep 28, 2010

The New School and Ryerson University present a collaborative exhibition exploring the intersections of design, food systems, and communities. On view October 1 through December 15 at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons, Living Concrete/Carrot City is a dynamic collection of multi-media installations, maps, sound compositions, field guides, interactive websites, products, and videos that document innovations in urban agriculture. In addition to the exhibition, the curators will hold a weekly conversation series with local and regional leaders focused on the ideas and actions that are driving the urban food revolution.

Parsons will celebrate the exhibition’s opening with a free public reception on September 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the gallery. The evening will featuring creative ‘edible cocktails’ by the Cross(x) Species Adventure Club, a cooking demonstration by students of the Summer Youth Employment Program (a partnership between BK Farmyards and Growing Leaders Brooklyn), and locally-made Hudson New York corn whiskey donated by Tuthilltown Spirits.


Re-Imagining Orozco

Fri Jun 25, 2010 00:00 - Thu Jun 24, 2010

Opening Reception: June 24 from 6:30-8:30 p.m
Runs Friday June 25, 2010 - Sunday September 12, 2010
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons
66 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10011

The New School Art Collection and the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design present Re-Imagining Orozco, a multimedia exhibition exploring the legacy of influential Mexican artist Jose Clemente Orozco’s mural cycle, A Call to Revolution and Table of Universal Brotherhood, at The New School. Coinciding with the centennial of the Mexican Revolution, the exhibition features new work by visiting artist Enrique Chagoya as well as contributions from students and faculty from across The New School.


The Storyteller

Fri Jan 29, 2010 00:00 - Fri Jan 22, 2010

The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design presents The Storyteller, an exhibition exploring how contemporary artists use narrative as a way to understand the social and political events of our time. A free, public opening reception will be held on Jan. 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. The exhibition runs through April 9, and is open daily from noon- 6 p.m., and Thursday evenings until 8 p.m.

Curated by independent curators Claire Gilman and Margaret Sundell and organized by iCI (Independent Curators International), The Storyteller features video, still photography, drawing, mixed media and installation works that engage the documentary capacity of art to bear witness to the rapid, sometimes violent, transformations of our time.

Featured artists include Cao Fei, Jeremy Deller with Mike Figgis, Omer Fast, Mounir Fatmi, Ryan Gander, Lamia Joreige, Joachim Koester, Emanuel Licha, Missing Books, Steve Mumford, Adrian Paci, Michael Rakowitz, Liisa Roberts,
and Hito Steyerl

Colloquium participants include exhibition artist Steve Mumford and exhibition curators Claire Gilman and Margaret Sundell, and will be moderated by Kate Fowle, executive director of iCI (Independent Curators International). The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center will also present a number of public programs, including discussions with Pablo Helguera, Daniel Bozhkov, and Aleksandra Wagner on the role of storytelling in their practice, and a series of screenings of featured works.