New Museum Six Degreeshttp://www.newmuseum.org/The most recent posts created by the New Museum.en-usSHOP TALK: Archiving Performance: Research through Dance with Jennifer Monsonhttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/shop-talk-archiving-performance-embodied-research-through-dance-with-jenniferhttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/shop-talk-archiving-performance-embodied-research-through-dance-with-jennifer<p><em>Since 2000, dancer and choreographer Jennifer Monson has produced a number of projects that have utilized dance to investigate cultural understandings of nature. Monson’s “Live Dancing Archive” , which was included as part of “Performance Archiving Performance” at the New Museum last fall, proposes that dance is an embodied, research-generated practice, and that dance systems themselves are arc...</em></p>Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:18:08 -0400VOICE: NaturallySpeakinghttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/voice-naturallyspeakinghttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/voice-naturallyspeaking<h2>“The more you speak <span class="caps">COMMA</span> the better it learns to listen PERIOD”</h2><p><em>The following <span class="caps">VOICE</span> contribution,</em> NaturallySpeaking <em> by artist and writer Tyler Coburn, takes the form of an experimental essay and was first commissioned and published in</em> You Are Here: Art After the Internet <em>. Coburn’s work often makes visible contemporary omniscient technologies and their effects on labor, communication, and lang...</em></p>Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:54:49 -0400VOICE: A Series of Speculations http://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/voice-a-series-of-speculationshttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/voice-a-series-of-speculations<p>The R&D VOICE Season launched in spring 2014 and has since presented a number of speculations around this thematic across the Education Department’s multiple platforms, including exhibitions, performances, screenings, artist residencies, online publications, an after-school program for teens, and family day activities. Six Degrees, a site for research that feeds into and comes out of New Museum...</p>Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:59:29 -0400Whose Terms? A Glossary for Social Practice: Part 2/2http://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/whose-terms-a-glossary-for-social-practice-part-2-2http://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/whose-terms-a-glossary-for-social-practice-part-2-2<p>“Whose Terms?” was conceived as a dual-form project the Department of Education and Public Engagement started in late Spring to look at some of the conditions, agendas, and priorities that operate in social practice art. Part 1 of the project took place as an experimental symposium in which nine participants were invited to speak on a specific term as if they were contributing to a glossary fou...</p>Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:50:35 -0400Whose Terms? A Glossary for Social Practice: TRUSThttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/whose-terms-a-glossary-for-social-practice-trusthttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/whose-terms-a-glossary-for-social-practice-trust<p><em>Emily Zimmerman contributes to our collective glossary-building with an entry on <span class="caps">TRUST</span>, the third of seven successive posts on terms associated with social practice, initiated via an open call.</em></p><p>Socially engaged and participatory works, to the extent that they challenge inherited forms of spectatorship, are underpinned by an invisible economy of trust between the viewer, the artist, and the insti...</p>Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:09:39 -0400Whose Terms? A Glossary for Social Practice: RESPONSIBILITYhttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/whose-terms-a-glossary-for-social-practice-responsibilityhttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/whose-terms-a-glossary-for-social-practice-responsibility<p><em>Artist Jenny Perlin and curator Nova Benway contribute to our collective glossary-building with an entry on <span class="caps">RESPONSIBILITY</span>, the sixth of seven successive posts on terms associated with social practice, initiated via an open call.</em></p><p><em>Perlin and Benway worked together in 2011 on</em> <em>The Object of Society Is,</em> <em>a project that combined Perlin&#8217;s archival research and production of a film with extensive educat...</em></p>Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:30:25 -0400Whose Terms? A Glossary for Social Practice: PARTICIPATIONhttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/whose-terms-a-glossary-for-social-practice-participationhttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/whose-terms-a-glossary-for-social-practice-participation<p><em>Andrea Liu contributes to our collective glossary-building with an entry on <span class="caps">PARTICIPATION</span>, the fifth of seven successive posts on terms associated with social practice, initiated via an open call.</em></p><p>The Political Ontology of the Subject in “Participatory Art” <br />The majority of visual artists make their art within a discrete, symbolic private space with an unambiguous dividing line between artwork an...</p>Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:21:39 -0400Whose Terms? A Glossary for Social Practice: OUTCOMEhttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/whose-terms-a-glossary-for-social-practice-outcomehttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/whose-terms-a-glossary-for-social-practice-outcome<p><em>Emily Baierl contributes to our collective glossary-building with an entry on <span class="caps">OUTCOME</span>, the final of seven successive posts on terms associated with social practice, initiated via an open call.</em></p><p>It is a testament to the malleability of contemporary art discourse that one of the clichés of writing in and around it entails taking a “bad object,” discredited or mothballed by theorists past, and resus...</p>Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:14:41 -0400Whose Terms? A Glossary for Social Practice: RESEARCHhttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/whose-terms-a-glossary-for-social-practice-researchhttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/whose-terms-a-glossary-for-social-practice-research<p><em>Hakan Topal contributes to our collective glossary-building with an entry on <span class="caps">RESEARCH</span>, the fourth of seven successive posts on terms associated with social practice, initiated via an open call.</em></p><p>A reference to research often implies a variation of scientific methodology or a combination of tools and techniques that are employed to identify patterns in natural or social worlds. The terms “artistic...</p>Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:10:59 -0400Whose Terms? A Glossary for Social Practice: ENGAGEMENThttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/whose-terms-a-glossary-for-social-practice-engagementhttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/whose-terms-a-glossary-for-social-practice-engagement<p><em>Megan Heuer contributes to our collective glossary-building with an entry on <span class="caps">ENGAGEMENT</span>, the second of seven successive posts on terms associated with social practice, initiated via an open call.</em></p><p>The word “engagement” has contractual connotations. It applies equally to marriage, employment, appointments, and promises. A series of musical performances at a single venue or a previous commitment bo...</p>Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:53:11 -0400Whose Terms? A Glossary for Social Practice: CONSCIOUSNESShttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/whose-terms-a-glossary-for-social-practice-consciousnesshttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/whose-terms-a-glossary-for-social-practice-consciousness<p><em>Wendy Vogel contributes to our collective glossary-building with an entry on <span class="caps">CONSCIOUSNESS</span>, the first of seven successive posts on terms associated with social practice, initiated via an open call.</em></p><p>&#8220;Whose Consciousness?” <br />An activist tactic that gained traction in the popular imagination through its use in feminist movements of the late 1960s and 1970s, consciousness raising brilliantly adapted t...</p>Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:41:55 -0400SHOP TALK: Archiving Performance: the Museum’s Methodologies with a canary torsihttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/shop-talk-archiving-performance-the-museum-s-methodologies-with-a-canary-torsihttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/shop-talk-archiving-performance-the-museum-s-methodologies-with-a-canary-torsi<p><em>As residents of last fall’s R&D Season “Performance Archiving Performance” , a canary torsi—a group led by Yanira Castro whose work is anchored in performance—completed the archive of their project “The People to Come: A Participatory Performance Project” through a live installation and open studio in the New Museum Theater. During a five-day period, videos of fifty dances, over one hundred aud...</em></p>Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:16:32 -0400Vocal Folds: Some Articulated Research on Voicehttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/vocal-folds-some-articulated-research-on-voicehttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/vocal-folds-some-articulated-research-on-voice<p>Kaegan Sparks is the Education Department’s R&D spring 2014 Season Fellow. Here she follows several lines of inquiry in researching the season thematic of <span class="caps">VOICE</span>, each thread delineating a distinct negotiation between agency and articulation.</p><p><br /><strong>INTRODUCTION</strong><br /><em>Every fall and spring, the New Museum’s Education Department designates a thematic on which to base its R&D Season over the coming months. Prese...</em></p>Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:45:33 -0400A Roundup of Performance >< Archive Initiativeshttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/a-roundup-of-performance-archive-initiativeshttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/a-roundup-of-performance-archive-initiatives<p>Last fall, at the New Museum’s &ldquo;Performance Archiving Performance&rdquo; Artists Talk, Jennifer Monson, director, choreographer, and performer, declared that documentation wasn’t the same as archiving. For me, this set up two ways of thinking about the performance archive: On the one hand, we have the document, a closed record of a specific event that has taken place in the past. On the other, we hav...</p>Thu, 29 May 2014 15:23:25 -0400SHOP TALK: Archiving Performance: Terms of Submission with a canary torsihttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/shop-talk-archiving-performance-terms-of-submission-with-a-canary-torsihttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/shop-talk-archiving-performance-terms-of-submission-with-a-canary-torsi<p><em>As residents of last fall’s R&D Season “Performance Archiving Performance,” a canary torsi—a group led by Yanira Castro whose work is anchored in performance—completed the archive of their project “The People to Come: A Participatory Performance Project” through a live installation and open studio in the New Museum Theater. During a five-day period, videos of fifty dances, over one hundred audi...</em></p>Wed, 21 May 2014 14:30:16 -0400“Whose Terms? A Glossary for Social Practice,” Part 1/2http://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/whose-terms-a-glossary-for-social-practice-part-1-3http://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/whose-terms-a-glossary-for-social-practice-part-1-3<p>Lately, in the Department of Education, we’ve been considering how various indexes, particularly the glossary form, might be used to get specific about subjects that warrant further critical attention. Case in point is the recent collective glossary-building initiative “Whose Terms? New Perspectives on Social Practice.” As a dual-platform program at the New Museum, the first round took place as...</p>Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:01:14 -0400“Shop Talk: Archiving Performance”http://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/shop-talk-archiving-performancehttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/shop-talk-archiving-performance<p><span class="caps">INTRODUCING</span> <span class="caps">THE</span> <span class="caps">NEW</span> <span class="caps">SERIES</span> “<span class="caps">SHOP</span> TALK”</p><p>“Shop Talk” is a new series on Six Degrees that examines institutional practices within art organizations through critical dialogues initiated by Six Degrees editors. Taking place across multiple installments, each edition of “Shop Talk” brings together a selection of interrogative exchanges between New Museum staff, artists, and other experts to explore me...</p>Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:06:08 -0400“The Neoliberal Institution of Culture and the Critique of Culturalization”http://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/the-neoliberal-institution-of-culture-and-the-critique-of-culturalizationhttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/the-neoliberal-institution-of-culture-and-the-critique-of-culturalization<p><em>Written in 2007 by Prelom kolektiv [Break collective] members Dušan Grlja and Jelena Vesić, “The Neoliberal Institution of Culture and the Critique of Culturalization” offers insight into the politicized art landscape of the former Yugoslavian region. Prelom, a Belgrade-based research and publishing group, contributed to tranzit’s &ldquo;Parallel Chronologies&rdquo;. “Parallel Chronologies,” an exhibition ...</em></p>Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:44:00 -0400The Back Room in conversation with Media Farzinhttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/the-back-room-in-conversation-with-media-farzinhttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/the-back-room-in-conversation-with-media-farzin<p>Six Degrees, <em>as an editorial platform that feeds into and out of New Museum programming by functioning as a space for expanded dialogue, research, and reflection, will be inviting different artistic, curatorial, and educational initiatives to consider their own structures and material conditions for production. In addition to sharing the work of such initiatives with our readers, the process of...</em></p>Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:20:09 -0400 “Whose Terms? A Glossary for Social Practice”http://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/whose-terms-a-glossary-for-social-practicehttp://www.newmuseum.org/blog/view/whose-terms-a-glossary-for-social-practice<p>In preparation for a public program dedicated to the subject, the New Museum is examining the terms that have regularly come to be associated with social practice in order to think about how, to what end, and on whose terms engagement with communities outside of art takes place. Six Degrees readers are invited to respond to an open call for glossary entries on the working word list below , with...</p>Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:34:23 -0400