School of Death / Opening, Performance, and Talk

Date: Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 6–9 pm
Location: Family Business, 520 West 21st Street, New York
FREE. No RSVP necessary

For the opening of the school, the organizers are pleased to present a reading of Giacomo Leopardi’s 1824 “Dialogue between Fashion and Death” by Nikki Columbus and a surprise guest, as well as a short talk by D. Graham Burnett on “The Metachrotic Swan Song.”

ABOUT SIMON CRITCHLEY
Simon Critchley, who is not dead yet, teaches philosophy for a living at the New School for Social Research. He writes for the New York Times and his new book Stay, Illusion!: The Hamlet Doctrine, co-written with Jamieson Webster, will be published by Pantheon in June.

ABOUT FAMILY BUSINESS
Family Business is an exhibition space initiated by Maurizio Cattelan and Massimiliano Gioni. It is a free time-share: a space made available to people who have something interesting to say; a way to get to know new families and friends. Family Business is powered by the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. A guest + a host = a ghost. Nadja Argyropoulou is the Family Business guest (or ghost) curator for 2013.

Cabinet is a non-profit organization supported by the Lambent Foundation, the Orphiflamme Foundation, the New York Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Katchadourian Family Foundation, Goldman Sachs Gives, the Danielson Foundation, and many generous individuals. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation by visiting here.