Sunday, May 10, 2009

Parliament of Reality opening program at Bard College, May 16, 2009

Bard has released the proposed schedule of presentations and performances to mark the opening of Olafur Eliasson's Parliament of Reality on Saturday, May 16.
It'll be an all day affair. From the press release:

On Saturday, May 16, Olafur Eliasson will lead an international group of scholars and artists in a series of presentations and performances devoted to our use of space, architecture, art, and design. Participants include: Peter Galison, Joseph Pellegrino University Professor, Harvard University; Lars Lerup, Dean and William Ward Watkin Professor of Architecture, Rice University; Molly Nesbit, Professor of Art, Vassar College; Felicity Scott, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Columbia University; Peter Sloterdijk, Rektor, Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe; Andrea Zittel, artist; and Olafur Eliasson.

Proposed schedule
Morning session: 10:30 - 12:30

10:30 - 11:00 am Opening remarks by Tom Eccles
11:00 - 11:20 am Felicity Scott
11:20 - 11:40 am Lars Lerup
11:40 - 12:00 am Peter Galison
12:00 - 12:30 pm Olafur Eliasson/roundtable with morning participants/open discussion

12:30 - 2:30 pm lunch

Afternoon session: 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.

2:30- 3:00 pm Andrea Zittel/performance (only Andrea and performers on island)
3:00 - 3:20 pm Molly Nesbit
3:20 - 3:40 pm Peter Sloterdijk
3:40 - 4:40 pm Olafur Eliasson/rountable
4:40 - 5:00 pm Open discussion

All events are free and open to the public. Additional funding for the inaugural events has been provided by the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Osher Foundation.

For further information, call 845.758.7598, e-mail, or visit
10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: The parliament of reality island
Contact: 845-758-7598

In case you're planning on heading up for the opening, here's a map of the work's location on the Bard campus. This particular satellite image depicted in the map is an old one - at least 3 or 4 years old - Pre Hessel Museum construction.

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