Open Captioned – All Systems Go: A Symposium on Art, Social Systems, and Cultural Action

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Open Captioned – All Systems Go: A Symposium on Art, Social Systems, and Cultural Action

November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


This daylong symposium will bring together artists, scholars, and cultural leaders—including Alexander Alberro, Andrea Fraser, Deana Haggag, Joan Jonas, Jae Rhim Lee, Tatiana Schlossberg, and Brian Wallis—to investigate critical questions provoked by Hans Haacke’s work. The first panel, “The Consciousness Industry”: Institutions, Ethics, and Economies, will consider the legacy of Haacke’s institutional critique at a moment of heightened scrutiny around the ethics of funding cultural institutions. The second panel, What Must Be Done: Ecological Systems and Climate Change, builds from Haacke’s ability to convey the interconnectedness of humans, our economy, and natural environments to explore what systems aesthetics can teach us in the face of climate crisis. In addition to these panel discussions, the symposium will include guided tours of “Hans Haacke: All Connected” and a keynote from Brian Wallis, currently of the Walther Collection in Neu-Ulm, Germany, and curator of Hans Haacke’s 1986 New Museum exhibition, “Unfinished Business.”


Tickets available for the full day (including keynote, two panel discussions, option to RSVP for guided tour) or for individual sections. Prices vary; please see website for details.


Holly Harmon
212-219-1222 ext. 235


Audience (by age)
Adults (Ages 18 and up)
Special Instructions
Visit the website to see the full schedule and ticket options. Use code NM10 for a discounted ticket price.
Program Image Caption
Child eyeing Hans Haacke’s Large Water Level, 1964–65. Installation view: “Miscellaneous Notions of Kinetic Sculpture,” Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1967. © Hans Haacke / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Program Image Description
A young boy looks excitedly at a long tube clear tube containing water. A white balloon floats behind his head.


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New York, NY 10002 United States
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