20.10.16 Exhibition Histories Talks: Art and Technology – Catherine Wood

Afterall and Arts Catalyst are pleased to announce two talks developed as part of Afterall’sExhibition Histories series and presented within Arts Catalyst’s current season ‘9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering Revisited, 1966/2016’. Using the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the renowned 1966 events and the founding of Experiments in Art and Technology, the talks will reflect on the histories of art and technology in performance, on transdisciplinary collaboration and the influence of the 1960s on contemporary art today.

Catherine Wood, Senior Curator, International Art (Performance) at Tate, will host an evening of screenings, showing films of Robert Rauschenberg’s Open Score and Yvonne Rainer’s Carriage Discreteness, both works produced as part of ‘9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering in 1966’. The screenings will be followed by an informal talk from Wood reading both pieces as well as the broader practice of Rauschenberg and Rainer within the context of dance.

This event builds on Wood’s ongoing interest and in-depth knowledge on both artists practice, having curated the critically acclaimed retrospective ‘Yvonne Rainer: Dance Works’ at Raven Row in 2014 and as co-curator of the forthcoming ‘Robert Rachenberg Retrospective’ at Tate Modern, opening in December 2016.

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Yvonne Rainer, Carriage Discreteness, ‘9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering’, October 1966. View of the performance, with Steve Paxton on the swing to the right. Photo ©Adelaide de Menil

Exhibition Histories – Art and Technology Talk: Catherine Wood
Thursday 20th October, 18:30–20:30

Arts Catalyst Centre for Art, Science & Technology
74-76 Cromer Street
London
WC1H 8DR

This event has now sold out. Final tickets remaining for Jeremy Millar on Thursday 13 October are available on Eventbrite.

This event is a collaboration between Afterall and Arts Catalyst. It is part of the Exhibition Histories research and publication project, developed by Afterall and published in association with the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

The ‘9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering Revisited 1966/2016’ programme is supported by Arts Council England, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, The London Community Foundation, PACE, Afterall, Central Saint Martins, UAL, King’s Cross and Goldsmiths, University of London, University of Westminster, London: The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) with the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture (IMCC) and The Performance Studio.

The Exhibition Histories series is distributed by Koenig Books, London.
Catherine Wood’s Yvonne Rainer: The Mind is a Muscle was published by Afterall in 2007.

13.10.16 Exhibition Histories Talks: Art and Technology – Jeremy Millar

Afterall and Arts Catalyst are pleased to announce two talks developed as part of Afterall’s Exhibition Histories series and presented within Arts Catalyst’s current season ‘9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering Revisited, 1966/2016’. Using the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the renowned 1966 events and the founding of Experiments in Art and Technology, the talks will reflect on the histories of art and technology in performance, on transdisciplinary collaboration and the influence of the 1960s on contemporary art today.

Artist Jeremy Millar will host an evening screening of the film documenting John Cage’s performance Variations VII., produced as part of ‘9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering’. Millar will then contextualise the piece in relation to Cage’s broader practice and related works.

Exhibition Histories – Art and Technology Talk: Jeremy Millar
Thursday 13th October, 18:30-20:30

Arts Catalyst Centre for Art, Science & Technology
74-76 Cromer Street
London
WC1H 8DR

Tickets are £3. Capacity is limited and booking is essential. Final tickets are available from the Eventbrite page.

This event is a collaboration between Afterall and Arts Catalyst. It is part of the Exhibition Histories research and publication project, developed by Afterall and published in association with the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

The ‘9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering Revisited 1966/2016’ programme is supported by Arts Council England, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, The London Community Foundation, PACE, Afterall, Central Saint Martins, UAL, King’s Cross and Goldsmiths, University of London, University of Westminster, London: The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) with the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture (IMCC) and The Performance Studio.

The Exhibition Histories series is distributed by Koenig Books, London.

Screen Shot 2016-09-29 at 21.19.50John Cage, Variations VII., ‘9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering’, October 1966. View of the performance from the floor of the Armory, with audience standing and the performance area in the background. Photo © Adelaide de Menil.

10.10.16 “Cultural Anthropophagy” and “Biennials, Triennials, and Documenta”, Joint Book Launch and Discussion

Biennials, Triennials, and Documenta and Cultural Anthropophagy joint launch with Anthony Gardner and Pablo Lafuente

Join us for the joint launch of Biennials, Triennials, and documenta: The Exhibitions that Created Contemporary Art, by Anthony Gardner and Charles Green, and Cultural Anthropophagy: The 24th Bienal de São Paulo 1998, co-edited by Lisette Lagnado and Pablo Lafuente at The Showroom, London.

Screen Shot 2016-09-29 at 20.24.43Gardner and Lafuente will be joined by Yaiza Hernández to consider the increasing emergence of large-scale, international exhibitions against the context of neoliberal globalisation. The case studies included amongst this trajectory – such as the second Bienal de Habana (1986), the Whitney Biennial (1993) and Documenta 11 (2002) – and an analysis of the growing roles of sponsors, philanthropists and biennial directors, help illustrate the burgeoning global, political and cultural concerns that accompany art today. Placing the 24th Bienal de São Paulo (1998) within such a history, including its emphases on ‘contamination’ and ‘cannibalisation’, will provide the opportunity to test how its particular approach complicates or complements art’s shifting conditions of production, curation and display.

Biennials, Triennials, and Documenta and Cultural Anthropophagy joint launch with Anthony Gardner and Pablo Lafuente

Monday 10 October, 19:00–20:30
The Showroom
63 Penfold Street
London
NW8 8PQ

This event is free and no booking is required in advance.

This event is organised by Afterall in collaboration with The Showroom. Biennials, Triennials, and documenta: The Exhibitions that Created Contemporary Art is published by Wiley Blackwell, 2016. Cultural Anthropophagy: The 24th Bienal de São Paulo 1998 is published by Afterall Books in association with the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 2015.

More info here: http://www.theshowroom.org/events/biennials-triennials-and-documenta-and-cultural-anthropophagy-joint-launch-with-anthony-gardner-and-pablo-lafuente