Friday, January 28th | 1:00pm | Round-table | The New York Public Library - Celeste Bartos Forum
With: D. Graham Burnett, Pierre Cassou-Noguès, Jean-Pierre Dupuy, Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Glenn D. Lowry
Hosted by: D. Graham Burnett
Co-presented with LIVE from the New York Public Library
We are witnessing a remarkable irruption of interventions and confections in contemporary art that can be loosely called "parafictional"—work that wields falsehood in powerful, ludic, and/or disturbing ways. What happens when the tricksterfakery of these artistic cons unsettles the archive itself? Should we be concerned? What are the implications for this convergence of the artist and the forger? French philosophers Pierre Cassou-Noguès and Jean-Pierre Dupuy, author of article Make-Believe: Parafiction and Plausibility Carrie Lambert-Beatty, and director of the MoMA Glenn D. Lowry will tackle issues such as art and politics, virtuality and expertise, and the values of play and seriousness.
Tickets: $15/$10 Booking
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building - 455 5th Ave (at 42nd St), New York http://www.nypl.org/