80 Washington Square East, NYU

Course Remains

A Student Project

September 7 – November 11, 2017

Broadway Windows

Marlene McCarty in collaboration with Sasha Ballard, Emily Castronuovo, Christine Hong, Samhita L Kamisetty, Kara Kendall, Byron Kim, Candace Thanh La, Anika Larsen, Natalia L Riveros, Nora Wang, Molly M Waterman, and Alston Watson.

The project grounded in a single line of type, spelled backwards and stretched across six windows wrapping the building’s corner, encourages the slowing-down and reprocessing of critical perception. Excerpted from title track "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" of Gil Scott Heron’s 1971 album Pieces of Man the text reads: "The first revolution is when you change your mind about how you look at things and see that there might be another way to look at it that you have not been shown." From silence to voice to visual meaning, typography and image presentation are explored as vehicles of the artist’s voice.

Student artists participating in Marlene McCarty’s “VAP” class in the NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions will contribute ongoing and rotating statements, visual or textual, for the duration of the project. This course combines theory and visual arts practice to examine artistic development from a critical perspective. Themes such as enlightenment (recognition), engagement (involvement), and activism (taking action) culminate in the ambitious and collaborative Broadway Windows installation.