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Join us for a conversation with editor Elize Mazadiego and contributors Jennifer Sarathy and Reiko Tomii of the new publication Charting Space: the cartographies of conceptual art (Manchester University Press, 2023) as they discuss the diverse mapping practices and expanded forms of spatial representations that became a regular feature of conceptual-based artworks by the late 1960s.

The book addresses artists' engagement with matters of space at a time when space was garnering new significance in art, theory and culture. Its different chapters shed fresh light on an evident 'spatial turn' that took place from the postwar to the contemporary period, revealing how it was influenced by larger historical, social and cultural contexts. In addition to raising questions about conceptualism's relationship to the world, the contributors illustrate how artists' cartographies served as critical sites for formulating their politics, upsetting prevailing systems and graphing new, heterogenous spaces.

The evening's conversation will focus on the relationship between artistic practices, lived and imagined space, and the making of alternative cartographies.

Co-sponsored by CUNY Doctorate and Graduate Students' Council.