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Wednesday, February 28 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Convocation and Awards Ceremony, with Keynote Speaker Paul Chan - Sponsored by IvoryPress

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Note: the Cathedral doors will open at 6:00 pm, and Convocation will begin at 6:45. Convocation attendees must wear conference badges to enter the Cathedral.


Paul Chan is an artist who lives in New York.


His work has been exhibited widely in many international shows including: Documenta 13, Kassel, 2012; Before the Law, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, 2011-12; Making Worlds, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, 2009; Medium Religion, ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2008; Traces du sacrê, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2008; 16th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, 2008; 10th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, 2007; and the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, 2006. Solo exhibitions include: My Laws are My Whores, The Renaissance Society and the University of Chicago, Chicago, 2009; Paul Chan: Three Easy Pieces, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, 2008; Paul Chan: The 7 Lights, Serpentine Gallery, London and New Museum, 2007–2008.


Chan is the winner of the Hugo Boss Prize in 2014, a biennial award honoring artists who have made a visionary contribution to contemporary art. In 2002, Chan was a part of Voices in the Wilderness, an American aid group that broke U.S. sanctions and federal law by working in Baghdad before the U.S. invasion and occupation. In 2004 he garnered police attention for The People's Guide to the Republican National Convention, a free map distributed throughout New York to help protesters to get in or out of the way of the RNC. In 2007, Chan collaborated with the Classical Theatre of Harlem and Creative Time to produce a site-specific outdoor presentation of Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot in New Orleans.


Chan’s essays and interviews have appeared in Artforum, Frieze, Flash Art, October, Tate etc, Parkett, Texte Zur Kunst, Bomb, and other magazines and journals. Chan founded the publishing company Badlands Unlimited in 2010. (https://badlandsunlimited.com/authors/paul-chan)

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If you need assistance with public transit, please meet in the Hilton lobby near the statue at 5:15. Transit helpers will be available to guide you. Please have a Metrocard ready to go.

Directions:
  • Walk to the corner of 7th Ave. and 53rd St.
  • Enter the 7th Avenue subway station
  • Follow signs for uptown/145th St.-bound B trains
  • Board an uptown/145th St.-bound B  
  • Take it 7 stops
  • Exit at the Cathedral Parkway stop
  • Head southwest on Frederick Douglass Circle toward W. 110th St./Cathedral Pkwy.
  • Turn right onto W. 110th St./Cathedral Pkwy.
  • Turn right onto Amsterdam Ave. The Cathedral will be on your right.


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Paul Chan

Paul Chan is an artist who lives in New York. His work has been exhibited widely in many international shows including: Documenta 13, Kassel, 2012; Before the Law, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, 2011-12; Making Worlds, 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, 2009; Medium Religion, ZKM, Karlsruhe... Read More →


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