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AETHER: Is the Medium Still the Message?
Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
—before quantum physics, there was a theory that there's this physical stuff through which light passed.
If modern conversation is light, how does the aether shape its quality?
AETHER is a roundtable dialogue: a circle, with a panel picked from diverse backgrounds, who will anchor, but not driver, an improvised conversation.
Come to listen or come with opinions to share. Everyone will have a chance to speak.
Ariana Page Russell
Carlos Mare aka Mare139 is a 2011-12 New York University Steinhardt Hip Hop Education Center Scholar in Residence at where he is also a teaching artist. Mare139 is a cultural ambassador who widely recognized for his creative talents as a sculptor and lecturer, he lends his voice to the pursuits of living fully expressive and productive lives through the arts.
A NYC based sculptor/painter who in 1985 pioneered a novel version of urban grafﬁti as modern sculpture. Throughout his 28 year career as a sculptor, Mare139 has consistently brought innovation to the genreʼs aesthetic and vocabulary. His admiration of early Cubist, Futurist and Constructivist sculpture inspired the investigation of merging aesthetics between 'graffiti' styles and the vision of such movements.
Carlos Mare began his creative career during the formative years of NYC subway painting of 1975-1985 (the Golden Era), he was among an elite group of artists who paved the way for the transition off subways and into the gallery world. His peers include, Dondi White, Jeffrey 'Case2' Brown, Juan 'Crash' Matos, Randy 'Kel First' Rodriguez among others who left an indelible and influential legacy on modern urban art.
Exhibiting and lecturing throughout the US and Europe he lends voice to importance of arts advocacy and art literacy to ensure and promote the rich cultural legacy of urban arts. His works have been exhibited at The Grand Palis in Paris, Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, Brighton University of Art -England, The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art- MoCA and El Museo del Barrio in NYC.
In addition Mare139 sculpted the award for the Annual BET/Black Entertainment Award, recipients include Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Prince, Jay Z, Prince Snoop Dog, Beyonce, Kobe Bryant, and many others. He earned the prestigious 2006 Webby Award for his launch of the Hip Hop documentary Style Wars website. In 2006-07 Mare139 worked closely with Actor/Director Robert DeNiro on the ﬁlm The Good Shepherd as a documenter of ʻthe making of the movieʼ and as member of Mr. DeNiroʼs editing team. His writings have been published in collaboration with Martha Coopers brilliant photo book Street Play that documents the imaginative ʻplayʼ of children in NYC during the late 1970ʼs. His writings capture the creative play and dangers of his youth in the South Bronx.
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Design Kompany & Orangutan Swing
Design Kompany is a two-person studio that designs dialogue. We make great conversation fluid, so we get to potent concepts. That's where we build designs for brand identity, and locate the words to best describe what our clients do in ways that are compelling and authentic, too.
We started in Raleigh, NC, as undergraduates in 1995. After 10 years in County Cork, Ireland, as well as Seattle, we're back and amazed at the local evolution in Durham, NC.
It's today! We are meeting at the southeastern corner of the park (in front of Bryant Park Grill restaurant). Here's some visual guide: