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Coordinates: Maps and Art Exploring Shared Terrain

Coordinates: Maps and Art Exploring Shared Terrain | Exhibition Opening and Symposium of talks Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | Exhibition dates April 25th, 2019 - September 30, 2019  


L-R: Zero per Zero, New York City Railway System, 2014; Sol Lewitt, A Circle of Manhattan without a Circle, 1976-78.


On April 25th, 2019 The David Rumsey Map Center will host an exhibition opening and a symposium of talks that explore the shared terrain of maps and art. The symposium and exhibition mark the celebration of the third anniversary of the opening of the David Rumsey Map Center.

The exhibition will feature a variety of ways in which the two porous mediums overlap in inquiries about space, both geographical and metaphorical. Artists include Zoe Leonard, Trevor Paglen, Tauba Auerbach, On Kawara, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Agnes Denes, John Pfahl, Ed Ruscha, Christo and Jeanne-ClaudeFelix Gonzalez-Torres.There will be maps in dialogue with the art, by pioneering cartographers, such as J. C. Fremont, R. Buckminster Fuller, Richard Saul Wurman, Zero per Zero, Charles Joseph Minard, Joseph Salway, F. W. von Egloffstein, J. A. Martignoni, Isaac Frost, Sir David Brewster, and Stanford’s own Dr. Rob Dunbar. On the opening day of April 25th we will host wide-ranging conversations about maps, art, and the cartographic imagination. Speakers include SFMOMA Librarian David Senior; Emilie Keldie, Director of the Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation; Lisa Le Feuvre, Director of the Holt-Smithson Foundation; Joshua Jelly-Schapiro from the New York University Institute for Public Knowledge; and Jordan Stein from KADIST, San Francisco.

Tentative Schedule

 9.30 : Center Opens for Registration checks-in (required)
10 - 10.15 : Introduction, G. Salim Mohammed
10.15 - 10.45: Jordan Stein interviews David Rumsey and Emily Prince
10.45 - 11.30: Abby Smith Rumsey interviews Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

11.30-1: Lunch on your own

1-1.30: Pop-up Exhibit

1.45-2.30: David Senior interviews Emilie Keldie
2.30-2.45: Stretch Break

2.45-3.30: In Conversation, Emanuele Lugli with David Medeiros
3.30-4.15: Jordan Stein interviews Lisa Le Feuvre
4.15-4.30: Symposium wrap-up: Jordan Stein and G. Salim Mohammed

4.30-6: Opening Reception, Munger Rotunda, Bing Wing of Green Library

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The event is free but pre-registration is required and attendees will be checked in upon arrival. Please sign up here.