Seasonal Interdisciplinary Conversations on Art, etc.
TWO ::: Words Working, Working Words
Monday, October 19, 2015
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Barnard College Diana Center
4th Floor, Louise McCagg Gallery
We hope you will join us on Monday, October 19 for a conversation with three individuals, a writer/programmer and two artists, who currently live and work in New York.
Featuring Sadie Barnette, Jonathan Basile, and Keren Cytter
These three individuals use words as image, object, index, game, conquest, plaything, architecture, persona … the list could go on and on. The conversation will explore their approach to using and manipulating words in their respective practices. They will start by introducing themselves and their work to you, and then we will immediately open the floor for questions.
About this week’s guests:
SADIE BARNETTE is from Oakland, California. She received her BFA from CalArts in 2006, and her Masters in Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego, in 2012. Barnette was a 2014-15 Artist-in-Residence at Studio Museum in Harlem – where her work is currently on view. She has shown her work in venues including The Mistake Room, Self Help Graphics, Charlie James, and Papillion in Los Angeles, Ever Gold Gallery in San Francisco, Studio Museum in Harlem, and Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa.
JONATHAN BASILE is a fiction writer, philosopher, and computer programmer. He has created an online universal library, libraryofbabel.info, as well as a universal image archive (https://babelia.libraryofbabel.info). He has written about his work in the Paris Review Daily and flavorwire.
KEREN CYTTER was born in 1977 in Tel Aviv, Israel, where she has studied visual art in the Avni Institute of Art. In 2002 Cytter granted a scholarship from De Ateliers and has relocated to Amsterdam. She currently lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions and performances of Cytter’s work include Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2015) Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2014), State of Concept, Athens (2014); Der Stachel des Skorpions, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (2014), Institute Mathildeonhohe, Darmstadt, (2014); Where are we Now, 5th Marrakesh Biennial, (2014); Show Real Drama, Tate Modern Oil Tanks, London (2012); Avalanche, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2011); Project Series: Keren Cytter, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2010); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2010); X Initiative, New York (2009); CCA Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu (2009).