Cover Image: Robert Longo, Untitled (Rick), from the series Men in the Cities, 1979–1983. Charcoal and graphite on paper, 96 × 60 in (243.8 × 152.4 cm). Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, New York
The New Museum presents the inaugural colloquium, "The Critical Matter of Performance," from February 16 to 18, 2017. The colloquium will feature presenters including Rizvana Bradley, Tania Bruguera, Malik Gaines, Jack Halberstam, Jenn Joy, Thomas J. Lax, Simone Leigh, and Wu Tsang, with special guest speaker Robert Longo. Presenters will gather to explore the relationship of criticism to live art across time, space, bodies, politics, and institutions.
On Friday, February 17th, this project will hold space in the lobby of The New Museum from 1:30pm-2:30pm, where visitors are invited to share their responses to the call for a general strike.