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TIM ROLLINS and K.O.S. at Lesley University

  • Lesley University, Porter Campus 1815 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA, 02140 United States (map)

"Art and the Beloved Community"

After graduate studies in art education and philosophy at New York University, Rollins began teaching art for special education middle school students in a South Bronx public school. In 1984, he launched the Art and Knowledge Workshop in the Bronx together with a group of at-risk students who called themselves K.O.S. (Kids of Survival).

Since its inception, the group has exhibited extensively worldwide, including Smithsonian Museum, Washington D.C. (2011); Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy (2011); Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel (2012), and Hayward Gallery, London (2012) as well as the Whitney Biennial, NYC, 2006. A retrospective originated at the Tang Museum, Skidmore College, and traveled widely.

Amerika - Everyone is Welcome! (after Kafka), 2002. Acrylic on book pages on canvas (not stretched) 96.25 x 286.625 inches. Courtesy the artists and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York and Hong Kong.  

Earlier Event: June 22
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