Event info

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm



Pollock Gallery Exhibit: Co-Work Space for Potential Dropouts by Avi Varma - Opening Reception

The Co-Work Space for Potential Dropouts is a debt- and grade-free experiment in education. It assumes the constructivist maxim that all art propagates the conditions of its own conception and making. The Co-Work Space will address issues related to advertising, global warming and the university. The project re-creates a co-work space complete with the familiar accoutrements of a start-up company: desks, WiFi, a library and refreshments. The installation includes a promotional video, sound piece, fictional course catalogue and website. It also includes interactive “Hacking the Common Sense” sessions on each Friday evening of the exhibit, from 5 p.m. to midnight, during which students and visitors will be able to engage in independent research projects drawn from the fictional course descriptions on such diverse topics as shamanism, think tanks and 22nd century architecture. The Co-Work Space’s aim is to develop a consensus of ideas of what is possible and commonsensical in art and politics.

Gallery hours:
Tues. - Sat.: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.;
Sun. & Mon.: Closed
Extended hours Friday nights during the exhibit, 5 p.m.-midnight.


For more information email abastidas@smu.edu or call 214.768.4429.