[artinfo] I Beg Your Pardon: A two-day exhibition, by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics

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I Beg Your Pardon: A two-day exhibition, 
presented by the Vera List Center for Art and 
Politics at The New School

Saturday and Sunday October 15-16, 12-6pm, reception Saturday, 4-6pm
The New School, 66 West 12th Street, 4th floor, New York City

Vera List Center for Art and Politics

In the current political environment saturated by 
political aggression and segregation along 
various kinds of power lines, processes of 
reconciliation and forgiveness have been 
strategically used as tactics for political and 
social manipulations. For this two-day exhibition 
at The New School, artists were asked to 
contribute a statement, video, image or text to 
address the Reestablishing of Cordial Relations 
or Forgiveness in the context of their work and 
political environment.

Organized by Andrea Geyer, the exhibition 
features works by artists Ayreen Anastas/Rene 
Gabri, Nancy Brody, Matthew Buckingham, Discoteca 
Flaming Star (Cristina Gomez Barrio & Wolfgang 
Mayer), Ulrike Feser, Benj Gerdes, Jennifer 
Hayashida, Sharon Hayes, Maryam Jafri, Jesal 
Kapadia, H. Lan Thao Lam/Lana Lin, Cristóbal 
Lehyt, Tara Mateik, Ulrike Müller, Taisha 
Paggett/Ashley Hunt, Katrin Pesch, Yvonne Rainer, 
Emily Roydson, James Tsang, Valerie Tevere, The 
Speculative Archive (Julia Meltzer/David Thorne), 
and Urban Subjects (Sabine Bitter/Jeff 
Derksen/Helmut Weber).

The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The 
New School is dedicated to serving as catalyst 
for the discourse on the role of the arts in 
society and their relationship to the 
socio-political climate in which they are 
created. It seeks to achieve this through the 
organization of public programs and forums that 
respond to the pressing social and political 
issues of our time as they are being articulated 
by visual and performing artists. The center 
engages the university community, the people of 
New York, and national and international 
audiences in an exploration of new possibilities 
for civic engagement. This exhibition is part of 
our year-long investigation of "Considering 

For further information, please call 
212.229.2436, or contact kuonic at newschool.edu.

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