ON VIEW THROUGH NOVEMBER 13

  • THE WAY WE REMEMBER

    Fritz Koenig’s Sphere, the Trauma of 9/11, and the Politics of Memory


  •  

    WALLACH FROM HOME: NEW CONTENT 

     

  • The newest edition of Wallach Kids activities takes inspiration from The Protest and The Recuperation, with an emphasis on self-exploration and self-expression.  From printmaking to self-portraits and poster design, these activities are about letting kids tell us what matters to them right now. 

    Share where these activities take you with #wallachkids.

    DOWNLOADABLE HERE

  • ON OUR RADAR

     

  • Sreshta Rit Premnath: Grave/Grove

    September 17, 2021 through February 27, 2022 | Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • For his solo exhibition at the CAC, Premnath explores how shared spaces of growth and care, such as community gardens or nurseries, can be embedded within dehumanizing spaces of collective discipline and confinement, such as detention centers or refugee camps. Weeds sourced from communities around the museum grow between sheets of aluminum cut to resemble unfolded cardboard boxes. Above these, suspended figurative sculptures hang in pairs, submitting to gravity as they lean on each other for support. Drawing from his own experience as an immigrant to the United States and an advocate for the rights of asylum seekers and incarcerated individuals, Premnath employs weeds as an allegory for the complex relationship that so-called outsiders have to the land they occupy. “The condition of being different — ‘other’ — becomes a radical precondition for political possibility.” Premnath writes, “The very bodies that do not count — that are dead to the social process — hold the key to reanimate the social.”

    Premnath recently exhibited his work at the Wallach Art Gallery in the exhibition The Protest and The Recuperation and was co-editor and contributing author for the companion publication.

  • VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE: REPARATIVE MEMORY

    October 14, 2021; 6:30 pm

  • How can the devastating but radically disproportionate losses caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic be memorialized? While acknowledging the social inequities and injustices the pandemic has exposed, might local memories of loss and neglect be transformed into a practice of justice and collective healing? What aesthetic memorial forms and strategies of engagement best foster the work of Repair?

    Michael Arad, Susan Meiselas, Doris Salcedo, Hank Willis Thomas, Mabel O. Wilson, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Introduced by Marianne Hirsch and Diana Taylor, co-directors of the Zip Code Memory Project. Moderated by Carol Becker, Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts.

Hero image: Installation view of "Uptown Triennial 2020"
Gallery Hours: 

Weds: noon – 6 pm
Thurs: noon – 6 pm
Fri: noon – 6 pm
Sat: noon - 6 pm

PLEASE NOTE:

Reservations to visit the gallery in September are available to CU students, faculty, and staff only. The general public is invited to make reservations to visit between October 1 and November 13. The Wallach's public access dates and hours are subject to shifting Covid conditions. Please check this page for the most up to date information.

Reservations will be required.

Proof of vacination is required by all visitors. Please read our Visitor FAQ for more information on this requirement and the gallery's re-opening protocols.


Wallach Art Gallery

Lenfest Center for the Arts
Columbia University
615 West 129th Street

IN THE NEWS

The Lonely Planet, September 1, 2021: "9/11 Anniversary: How this remnant of the World Trade Center became a symbol of NYC's resilience" previews the Wallach's  exhibition The Way We Remember.

READ THE ARTICLE

The New York Times, July 29, 2021: The Protest and The Recuperation is named one of "5 art gallery shows to see right now."

READ THE ARTICLE

 


 

Stay in touch!

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

_______________