CWN at the Met: Camp and ParaPivot
August 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
New York City, NY
Join Cornell Women’s Network NYC as we celebrate summer at the Metropolitan Museum with drinks at the Rooftop Bar followed by a visit to the much anticipated Camp exhibit at the Costume Institute.
The event will be Saturday, August 3, 2019, 2:00-5:00 (2-3:30 happy hour at the Met Rooftop bar with Costume Institute visit from 3:30-5:00). Interested members may join us for dinner following at location TBD.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028
Fee: Members are responsible for museum admission and drinks/snacks.
This year’s Rooftop Garden Commission is by “Berlin-based artist Alicja Kwade’s (born 1979, Poland) work is elegant, rigorous, and highly experiential. Using a wide range of media, Kwade creates sculptures and installations that reflect on time, perception, and scientific inquiry. With equal parts poetry and critical acumen, she calls into question the systems designed to banish doubt from the world and make sense of an otherwise unfathomable universe.”
The much anticipated Costume Institute spring 2019 exhibition “explores the origins of camp’s exuberant aesthetic. Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp'” provides the framework for the exhibition: “CAMP Notes on Fashion“, which examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.”