Cartographies of New York and Other Postwar American Cities: Art, Literature and Urban Spaces

Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 12:00 pm

Monica Manolescu, Cartographies of New York and Other Postwar American Cities: Art, Literature and Urban Spaces

February 26, 2019 

SoA South Gallery / 12pm

Cartographies of New York and Other Postwar American Cities: Art, Literature and Urban Spaces explores phenomena of urban mapping in the discourses and strategies of a variety of postwar artists and practitioners of space: Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, Vito Acconci, Gordon Matta-Clark, Robert Smithson, Rebecca Solnit, Matthew Buckingham, contemporary Situationist projects. The distinctive approach of the book highlights the interplay between texts and site-oriented practices, which have often been treated separately in critical discussions. Monica Manolescu considers spatial investigations that engage with the Historical and social conditions of the urban environment and reflect on its mediated nature, reading cartographic procedures that involve walking and surveying as subversive possibilities of representing and navigating the postwar American city. The book posits mapping as a critical nexus that opens up new ways of studying some of the most important postwar artistic engagements with New York and other American cities.

Please join us for a conversation with Monica Manolescu (Institute for Advanced Study), Joshua Kotin (English), and Aaron Shkuda (Princeton-Mellon Initiative).

Co-Sponsored by the departments of English and Art & Archaeology. 

Location: 
SoA South Gallery