Matt Keegan: what was & what is (II)

    Thu, Jun 13, 2019, 6–7pm

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    Matt Keegan’s what was & what is complicates narratives of real estate development through an architectural intervention and shared personal histories. As part of the work, Keegan is joined three times by his father at the site of his temporary public sculpture in Court Square Park to talk about brushes with power, personal experiences of urban development, and feelings of proximity and distance from the continual transformation of living and working space in New York. Topics of conversation will range from Mr. Keegan’s childhood job at a private golf course shuttered by Robert Moses and, much later, his reading of Robert Caro’s The Power Broker, to his previous ownership of a bar-restaurant near the Vernon Boulevard—Jackson Avenue 7 train in Long Island City.

    Matt Keegan: what was & what is (II) is free and open to the public; no RSVP is required. Matt Keegan: what was & what is (II) will take place rain or shine; in the event of rain the conversation will be moved to the SculptureCenter lobby.