Our General Society
Saturday, May 5, 2018
The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York,
20 W 44th St, NYC
Pablo Helguera will lead a program at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, one of the oldest free trade schools in this country. The program will include a roundtable discussion among socially engaged artists Chloë Bass, Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful, and Martha Wilson, reflecting on current and historical notions of an open society and of the social role of the artist today. Our General Society will begin with a performative reading of texts related to this subject at the John M. Mossman Lock Collection, a historic museum display outlining the history of 19th and 20th century locksmithing.