Saturday, August 4 at MASS MoCA, noon-5pm: Techne; Extension Exorcises: Karen Adelman, Corey Fogel, and Liz Glynn will activate Glynn’s five-part installation of The Archaeology of Another Possible Future with a series of improvised movements and sounds. Overlaying the structure and themes of the analog record featured in the SOUND CAVE, the three will activate the space, exploring themes of presence and embodiment in contrast to the post-human architecture of the installation. Experimental percussionist Fogel will use old tools and industrial detritus to construct a rhythmic score, while Adelman’s haunting vocals will punctuate the space. Glynn will draw upon her recent experiments in movement research reconstructing and remixing gestures of exhaustion and labor in this former factory space. The performance will unfold durationally throughout the day, and audience members are invited to come and go throughout.
Sarah Charlesworth, Liz Glynn, Paul Pfeiffer, and Kelley Walker in “Picture Industry: A Provisional History of the Technical Image, 1844 - 2018,” curated by Walead Beshty, at LUMA Arles, October 12, 2018 - January 6, 2019.View Source
Katy Donahue interviews Charles Gaines for Whitewall: “The idea behind this work is to bring the basic racist assumptions that underlie the critique of the concept into the light of day by arguing (through representation) that identity politics is an old concept that is part of a larger evolution of ideas that helped establish what it means to be human, what it means to be an individual, hence what it means to have an identity.”View Source
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“For me, it was like going home again,” Lynda Benglis says about her current exhibition (until 16 June) at Paula Cooper Gallery, where she first exhibited her work nearly 50 years ago. The Art Newspaper reviews Benglis’ current exhibition.View Source