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  • Question for Revolution and Universal Brotherhood (QRUB), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, New York City, 2012

    Question for Revolution and Universal Brotherhood (QRUB) was a multimedia exhibition and collaborative artistic and curatorial project by Lauren Denitzio, Isaac Richard Pool, and Jessica Posner. It deployed radical and feminist tactics across history, mythology, representation, and presence.
    Conceptually, it was an examination, and reinterpretation of the historical allegiances, and projected intentions of socially engaged art of the 1930s WPA Era. Responding to the contents of the New School’s Orozco Mural Room--the murals’ subjects, reception, and censorship-- the artists/curators channeled the performative potential of Orozco’s archive and mythology into a conversation about our present day needs. QRUB included a collectively rendered mural, two sculptures (a table and large yellow curtain), texts, and three weeks of public programming and performances. Denitzio, Sara Jimenez and Cupid Ojala organized the creation of a mural, which was continuously rendered throughout the course of the exhibition by current and recently graduated Parsons students. Pool and Posner conceived of and organized the sculptural, textual, and performance elements of the show. QRUB was on view at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons the New School for Design at 66 Fifth Avenue from September 17 through October 6, 2012.
    For more information on QRUB, please visit newschool.edu or qrub.tumblr.com. For more information on The New School’s Orozco Murals, please visit here.