In Conversation: Anne Lindberg, James Dodd, and Peter Matthiessen Wheelwright

Sponsored by the Parsons School of Design’s School of Constructed Environments

Thu, Jan 31 / 6:30 pm

Join Anne Lindberg, James Dodd, and Peter Matthiessen Wheelwright in a discussion of perception, time, and materiality through Lindberg’s MAD installation the eye’s level. The presenters—a philosophy professor, an architect and a writer, and an artist—will weave together the historical, phenomenological, experiential and perceptual underpinnings of Lindberg’s work, to illustrate this not-to-be-missed installation in new and exciting ways. 

This conversation is presented in collaboration with Parsons School of Design.

Anne Lindberg creates sculptures and drawings that tap into a non-verbal physiological landscape of body and space, provoking emotional, visceral and perceptual responses. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in places such as The Drawing Center (USA, NY), Tegnerforbundet (Norway), SESC Bom Retiro (Brazil), Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (USA, NE), Cranbrook Art Museum (USA, MI), Nevada Museum of Art (USA, NV), Museum of Fine Arts Boston (USA, Boston), The Mattress Factory (USA, PA), Museum of Arts and Design (USA, NY), Thomas Cole Historic Site (USA, NY), Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh (USA, NC), US Embassy in Rangoon (Burma), Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (US, GA), Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati (USA, OH) among many others. Awards include a 2011 Painters & Sculptors Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, Charlotte Street Foundation Fellowship, ArtsKC Fund Inspiration Grants, Lighton International Artists Exchange grant, Art Omi International Artists Residency, an American Institute of Architects Allied Arts and Crafts award, and a Mid-America National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. She holds a BFA from Miami University, and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

James Dodd is a Professor of Philosophy at The New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts in New York. He specializes in phenomenology and 19th and 20th century continental philosophy. Current research includes the history of transcendental logic from Kant to Husserl, the philosophy of architecture, the philosophy of violence, the work of the Czech dissident philosopher Jan Patočka, and philosophical responses to the First World War. He has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, including a Fritz-Thyssen Fellowship in 1996/1997 and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in 2000. Publications include Phenomenological Reflections on Violence. A Skeptical Approach (Routledge, 2017); Phenomenology, Architecture, and the Built World; Exercises in Philosophical Anthropology (Brill, 2017); Violence and Phenomenology (Routledge, 2009; Paperback, 2014); Crisis and Reflection: An Essay on Husserl’s Crisis of the European Sciences (Kluwer, 2004); and numerous articles on Hegel, Schelling, Nietzsche, and Husserl.

Peter Matthiessen Wheelwright is a writer, an educator, and an architect. He is Professor Emeritus at Parsons School of Design, The New School in New York , where he was Chair of the Department of Architecture, Interior Design and Lighting from 1998-2007. His architecture work (PMWArchitects) has been widely published and The Kaleidoscope House, a modernist dollhouse designed in collaboration with artist Laurie Simmons, is in the Collection of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art. His 2013 novel, As It Is On Earth was awarded a Pen/Hemingway Honorable Mention for Literary Excellence in Debut Fiction. His second novel, A Doctrine of Signatures, is to be published in 2020.

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