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  • MAD masterclass: Entre vos mains

    Hands-on ceramics On Saturday, February 10, students were able to break that ultimate law of museums–DO NOT TOUCH. After a tour with curators Béatrice Quette and Sophie Motsch to see how ceramics are currently displayed in the museum, the students were led down into the reserves, where objects await installation or transfer to a storage…

  • HDCS program director Emmanuel Guy will present his curatorial practice at Mucem, Marseille

          HDCS program director Emmanuel Guy will present his curatorial practice at Mucem, Marseille on Feb 21st, 2-5pm. This presentation is part of the “Exhibiting methods” conference series, it will be dedicated to “Exhibiting literature”. Writing is sometimes referred to as wandering. Similarly, the path through an exhibition can be conceived of as a…

  • Talk: Annie Claustres

    Just a reminder our last HDCS talk of the Fall 17 semester Postmodernity and Material Culture by Annie Claustres (Université Lumière Lyon 2) is on Tuesday Dec 5th, from 6.30-8pm in our Parsons Paris Gallery!!! From Claes Oldenburg’s soft sculptures to Robert Gober’s plaster sinks or Franz West’s rather uncomfortable sofas, many artists have addressed…

  • Talk: Jacopo Galimbreti

    November 14th, 2017 Parsons Paris Gallery 6.30-8pm. Jacopo Galimberti is a post-doctoral fellow of the British Academy at the University of Manchester. His research focuses on post-war art in Western Europe and he is currently writing a book about operaismo, autonomia and the visual arts. His articles have appeared in several journals such Art History,…

  • Outside the Margins: a Symposium

    Graffiti, bombs, prosthetics, starving artists! Learn about the peripheries of fashion, design, and social values. Coming from various backgrounds, four graduate students who represent each of the masters programs at Parsons Paris will be presenting their research and engaging in a discussion about their work. The symposium will be mediated by M.A. History of Design…

  • Workshop: Broadcast Hysteria

    Featuring the work of David Foster Wallace Parsons Paris in collaboration with Hoël Duret Thursday-Friday March 30-31, 2017 Based on the essay Shipping Out by David Foster Wallace, students collaborated with French artist Hoël Duret to create a radio broadcast about life at sea aboard a megaship. The Parsons gallery was converted into a sound studio for two…

  • Talk: Paolo Deganello

    Against Specialization: the Red and Green Design of Paolo Deganello The designer Paolo Deganello will give a presentation and host a discussion on his work. Deganello was one of the original members of the Italian avant-garde group Archizoom, who were known for their work in “anti-design” and inspired by architecture. Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 12:30-2:30pm, Parsons Paris, room…

  • Design for This Century – Philippe Ramette

    Thursday, October 27, 2016 Phillippe Ramette at Xippas Gallery This talk included a visit to the gallery, with a tour led by the artist himself. Born in Auxerre (Burgundy) in 1961, Philippe Ramette is an artist who uses variegated visual strategies (photography, installations, drawings) in order to subvert the logic of senses and instilling into his representations…

  • SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, November 17th, “Sorry. I didn’t get that.”

    On the evening of Thursday, November 17th, Parsons Paris students will present Sorry, I didn’t get that., a series of performances, installations and artworks, that will occupy the Monnaie de Paris exhibition Maurizio Cattelan : Not Afraid of Love. From a childish mischievousness to a cynical critique Sorry, I didn’t get that. will create a…

  • Design for This Centry – Georges Vigarello

      Thursday, October 20, 2016 Georges Vigarello Vigarello is a French historian specializing in the history of hygiene, health, personal practices, and representations of the body. He is the co-editor of A History of Emotions (Histoire des émotions, 3 vol. éd. Seuil) and will speak about art and emotions.   (Information and images courtesy of…