Creative Time and NYPL present a collaborative venture, In Situ

September, 2017

Creative Time and The New York Public Library (NYPL) are proud to present a new collaborative venture, In Situ, a site-specific series of conversations pairing leading artists and public intellectuals to address critical topics of our time. The series premiered on March 16, 2017, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, with future events taking place at other iconic locations throughout New York City. With a half-century of expertise presenting landmark events between the two institutions, this collaboration between The NYPL and Creative Time presents dialogues that engage large and diverse audiences. 

Creative Time has a long history of connecting artists, sites, and audiences. Likewise, NYPL is renowned for its engaging public programs, featuring a who’s who of art, literature and culture. Together, we address today’s most pressing issues in locations that resonate and transform those ideas. 

The inaugural In Situ talk featured artist Janine Antoni and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižekexploring “How to Reasonably Believe in God.” The conversation was moderated by Sister Helen Prejean. A performance by Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir kicked off the event.

The second installment of In Situ focused on the theme of “How to Construct a 21st Century Feminism.” The conversation featured poet Eileen Myles, with founder, Anna Holmes, followed by a performance by JD Samson of MEN and Le Tigre along with members of The Lower Eastside Girls Club.

The third In Situ event, “How to Make Living Sustainable,” takes place September 23rd at Sims Municipal Recycling in Brooklyn with artist Mel Chin and attorney and environmental and climate justice leader Elizabeth Yeampierre in conversation, moderated by GrowNYC’s President and CEO Marcel Van Ooyen.

Everard Findlay