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Marfa Dialogues

Marfa Dialogues / NY

1 Oct 201330 Nov 2013


New York, New York


With support from The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and the Public Concern Foundation, Marfa Dialogues/NY featured two months of programming including community forums, art exhibitions, musical performances, and panels in New York City to engage a deeper examination of climate change. More than 30 of New York’s leading cultural and academic institutions participated in Marfa Dialogues/NY, hosting a variety of events ranging from an installation on the High Line to a food truck that will provide an unconventional serving of foods vulnerable to climate change.  Ballroom Marfa presented an art exhibition of environmentally-engaged works at the Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space and orchestrated additional events with Marfa Dialogues program partners at that location.

Marfa Dialogues was initiated co-founded in 2010 by Fairfax Dorn, co-founder of Ballroom Marfa, a leading contemporary arts center in Far West Texas, and Hamilton Fish, president of The Public Concern Foundation (PCF), a New York non-profit devoted to the advancement of public education around social and political topics. Marfa Dialogues was originally conceived as a symposium to broaden public exploration of the intersection of art, politics and culture.

Programming partners included:

The Carbon Tax Center; The Center for Social Inclusion; Columbia University’s Earth Institute; Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate & Society; Cooper Union’s Institute for Sustainable Development; Gallery Aferro; High Line Art; IMC Lab & Gallery; Joe’s Pub at Public Theater; Mary Miss/City as a Living Laboratory; Materials for the Art; New School’s Center for New York City Affairs; NRDC; Sculpture Center; Socrates Sculpture Park; Storefront for Art & Architecture; Superhero Clubhouse and Triple Canopy.