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The Aesthetics of Learning Exhibition

What does learning look like? What does learning sound like? How are aesthetics a conduit for rethinking the ways in which knowledge and power are formed?

"The Aesthetics of Learning" exhibition asks how learning may become an emancipatory and democratic event. If the university is a pedagogic institution that builds and shapes our understanding of the world, then perhaps the university art gallery is a forum for evaluating this function.

This exhibition brings together works from the Baruch College Collection that target the infrastructure of knowledge itself. Each from a different decade and by artists who have taught, these artworks examine the creation of institutional frameworks through three distinct approaches: listening, looking, and communicating. A performance by Joseph Beuys and Henning Christiansen, four photographs by Catherine Wagner, and seven etchings by Juan Downey—do-it-yourself instructions—require action and suggest the possibility of alternate, unrestricted solutions.

"The Aesthetics of Learning" is a free exhibition that will be on view from January 17 — March 1, 2019.
Mondays through Fridays 11 am to 6 pm.
Thursdays 11 am to 7 pm.
Please join us for the opening reception on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 5 to 7 pm.

Mishkin Gallery
135 E. 22nd St.
New York, NY 10010