Renowned video and installation artist (and social activist), Paul Chan, will be speaking with Artforum editor Tim Griffin, at Abrons Arts Center, tomorrow night in a discussion about his 2007 project, Waiting for Godot in New Orleans. The project involved 5 site-specific performances of Samuel Beckett’s play, Waiting for Godot, in the demolished neighborhood of New Orleans’ 9th Ward. An installation of his Waiting for Godot work is included in the MoMA’s exhibition, Contemporary Art from the Collection, which opens today.
The New Orleans project was co-produced by Creative Time (who recently published a book about the project) with curator Nato Thompson and The Classical Theatre of Harlem with director Christopher McElroen, featuring New Orleans born actor Wendell Pierce (The Wire), and in collaboration with numerous New Orleans’ partners.
FREE // Thursday, July 1, 2010 // 7pm // 466 Grand Street.