The Service Room: A Conversation – Recess

october, 2017

21oct4:00 pm- 6:00 pmThe Service Room: A ConversationRecess


Event Details

Event Description: Join Recess for a conversation between artist Caroline Woolard and current Session artist Maayan Strauss, on the occasion of her project, The Service Room. Caroline Woolard will present on her work with barter networks, alternative economies, and her forthcoming publication project with Susan Jahoda and Emilio Martinez Poppe on the labor practices of artists and the supply chains of art-making. Maayan Strauss will discuss her current Session project, The Service Room as both a physical installation and a platform for skillshare and communal exchange as well as her previous projects works such as Container Artist Residency.   About the artists: Caroline Woolard is an artist who makes discrete objects and systems for their circulation at the intersection of art, technology, and political economy. She is the co-founder of barter networks and and cultural equity platforms and Woolard is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Hartford; her projects are the subject of three documentaries by PBS / Art21 for New York Close Up; her forthcoming book about the future of art pedagogy, Ways of Being, co-authored by Susan Jahoda, will be published by Punctum Books in 2018. Maayan Strauss is a multi-disciplinary artist, architect, and curator based in New York. She has exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, including The Herzeliya Museum of Contemporary Art; The Israel Museum in Jerusalem; Storefront for Art and Architecture, Andrea Meislin Gallery, and Louis B. James Gallery in New York; the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in Shenzhen; and Para Site in Hong Kong. She is the founder and director of Container Artist Residency, an international artist residency that invites artists to travel internationally and create work onboard cargo ships through partnerships with commercial shipping lines. She holds an MFA in photography from Yale University and a B.Arch from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.
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