Join Sean Anderson, associate curator at the Museum of Modern Art, and artists Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley for an engaging conversation about their collaborative practice. Arrive early to see Schweder and Shelley conclude their three-day performance of residing on the structure, before they descend to participate in a lively dialogue with Anderson and the audience. Registration is required as seating is limited!
Sean Anderson is Associate Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art. A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, he has degrees in architectural design and history from Cornell and Princeton Universities and a Ph.D in art history from UCLA. He has practiced as an architect and taught in Afghanistan, Australia, India, Italy, Morocco, Sri Lanka and the U.A.E. Published widely, his book, Modern Architecture and its Representation in Colonial Eritrea (2015) was nominated for the AIFC Bridge Book Award for Non-Fiction. Managing the Young Architects Program (YAP) in New York as well as internationally, his first exhibition, Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter (October 1, 2016 – January 22, 2017) reflected a strong commitment to understanding the lives and spaces of refugees around the world. Currently, Thinking Machines: Art and Design in the Computer Age, 1959-89 (November 13, 2017 – April 8, 2018) explores how computational thinking affected postwar art production while also inflecting the everyday spaces and objects we use today.