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Social Saturday - Caroline Woolard and Leigh Claire Le Berge

Caroline Woolard
Leigh Claire La Berge

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Capitoline Wolves (2016-2018)

Imperial Forms and the Afterlife of Empire
Social Saturday, ­­July 8, 2017

Caroline Woolard is an artist and organizer whose interdisciplinary work facilitates social imagination at the intersection of art, urbanism, and political economy. After co-founding and co-directing resource sharing networks OurGoods.organd from 2008-2014, Woolard is now focused on her work with to raise awareness about the impact of rent, debt, and precarity on culture and on the Study Center for Group Work for collaborative methods developed by artists. Recent group exhibitions include:Crossing Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY; Maker Biennial, The Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY; and Artist as Social Agent, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH. Woolard’s work will be featured in Art21’s New York Close Up documentary series over the next three years.  
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Leigh Claire La Berge professes at the intersection of arts, literature, visual culture and political economy. She is currently Assistant Professor of English in the Department of English at BMCC CUNY. Her book Scandals and Abstraction: Financial Fiction of the Long 1980s was recently published by Oxford University Press. Read Michelle Chihara's wonderful essay "What We Talk About When We Talk About Finance" in the Los Angeles Review of Books, which not only reviews the book, but asks what the relationship between the humanities and finance should be. Her co-edited volume Reading Capitalist Realism (Iowa, 2014) was released last year in the New American Canon series. In 2012, La Berge co-curated an exhibition on art and debt, "To Have and To Owe" with Laurel Ptak at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in NYC. Her new book on labor and social practice art, Wages Against Artwork: The Social Practice of Decommodification is under contract with Duke University Press.
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