Mark Manders

The New School
October 7, 2013

Mark Manders' distinctive multi-disciplinary practice encompasses installation, sculpture, drawing and projected imagery. With carefully constructed assemblages of furniture, human and animal figures, newspapers, welded metal piping, light bulbs, and the ephemera of daily life, Manders' enigmatic installations reflect an ongoing interest in creating a metaphorical self-portrait. To create his work, he fabricates each individual element in the studio, recreating everyday objects like newspapers, wood beams, or milled screws that, while familiar, are stripped of real-world references. As part of his working process, Manders "tests a work" by imagining it in a supermarket "to see if it can survive there, without being labeled as an artwork." Manders' talk will focus on his interest in public space and the dialogue between between life and art.

Location: Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm