Featuring interviews with artists, curators and writers, Show and Tell presents a complex discussion on the current status of discourse production in and around the field of contemporary art. Featuring interviews with:
Produced by the Master of Fine Art Program
of the Piet Zwart Institute
Willem de Kooning Academy
Course Director: Vanessa Ohlraun
Project Leader: Hila Peleg
Producer/Director: Derek Brunen
Script: Marnie Slater
Research: Jay Tan, Selina Taylor
Camera: Ghislain Amar, Derek Brunen
Sound: Sjoerd van Leeuwen
Set Design: Sjoerd van Leeuwen, Bat Sheva Ross
Editing Supervisor: Angela Melitopolous
Editors: Derek Brunen, Bat Sheva Ross, Marnie Slater, Jay Tan
Sound Editor: Wouter Bos
Music: Kok & Dieman
Special Thanks: Willem de Kooning Akademie, Witte de With Contemporary Arts, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Walter Birkhoff, Carolien Provaas, Hadley & Maxwell, Judy Radul, Eva Visser and especially Hila Peleg and Angela Melitopolous for their remarkable patience and support.
The built environment has long been a source of inspiration to contemporary artists. From Gordon Matta-Clark’s abandoned building “cuts” to Doris Salcedo’s site-specific interventions and Dan Graham’s Pavilions, artists have utilized architecture as a means to engage the public. This fall, Public Art Fund presents a series of talks by a new generation of artists whose work engages the built environment as both a point of departure and source of inspiration. Drawing on elements of architectural and design history—including Modernism, Brutalism, and even DIY construction—these artists address the psychological, social, and cultural significance of the urban landscape.
Oscar Tuazon’s large-scale sculptures and architectural interventions address architecture, minimalism, and utilitarian constructions of outsider communities. Comprised of a combination of natural and industrial elements, his structures deal with the structural limits of materials, creating tension with the spaces they inhabit. His new Public Art Fund exhibition, People, is on view at Brooklyn Bridge Park from July 18, 2012 to April 2013. The exhibition features three sculptures that respond to the park’s physical landscape and incorporate concrete and tree trunks.
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Oscar Tuazon was born in 1975 in Seattle and currently lives and works in Paris. He studied at the Cooper Union School of Art and attended the Whitney Museum of America Art Independent Study Program, New York. In 2011, he presented his work at the 54th Venice Biennale, and most recently, his work was included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial. Recent solo exhibitions include The Power Station, Dallas (2011); Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2010); Künsthalle Bern (2010); Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (2010); Seattle Art Museum (2008); and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2007).
Public Art Fund Talks at The New School are organized by the Public Art Fund in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.