Past Exhibitions

September 10 - November 18, 2006

Denial is a River

Acconci Studio, Vito Acconci, Rita Ackermann, Azra Aksamija, Geraldine Belmont, Douglas Boatwright, Christoph Büchel, Melissa Dubbin, Nicolás Guagnini, Valerie Hegarty, Institute for Applied Autonomy, Gareth James, Jean-Luc Godard with Anne-Marie Miéville & Jean-Pierre Gorin, Nate Lowman, Matthew Lusk, Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson, Edgar Orlaineta, Wonjoo Park, R.H. Quaytman, Allyson Spellacy, Karen Yasinsky

Matthew Lusk, Untitled Encampment, 2006. Mixed media, dimensions variable.

 

Douglas Boatwright: All My Loving
Saturdays and Sundays, September 10 - November 19

For his contribution to Denial is a River, Douglas Boatwright will transform a space within SculptureCenter's lower level into a recording studio in his project All My Loving. Every Saturday and Sunday, Boatwright will memorize and record video love telegrams live, based on the song and specifications you request. The final version will be discreetly mailed on DVD to the person of your choice. Requests will be met on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Gareth James Presents
Sunday, September 24, 2006, 7:00 PM

Gareth James, an artist and writer, co-founder of the magazine Scorched Earth and the artist-run gallery Orchard, presents A Day In Appalachia, conceived in relation to SculptureCenter's screening of Ici et Ailleurs (1970). James explores the anthology on Godard's videos, I Say I Love, That Is The Promise, thoughts on structure and sculpture, and his interest in Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring. A trio featuring Zach Layton (electronics), Alex Waterman (cello) and Christine Bard (percussion) musically accompanies James' talk with a thematically aligned performance. An evening of slides, thoughts and music.

 

House of Diehl Presents
Saturday, October 7, 2006, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Instant Couture™ originator Mary Jo Diehl and creative partner Roman Milisic present The Quantity Theory of Celebrity. This environmentally-generated art and design event, incorporating the voice of Vito Acconci, aims to capture a time, a place, a people, in style. In tandem with works presented, the social experience itself is "caught" within the fabric, later to be recontextualized as clothing in the fashion world at large.

House of Diehl uses fashion as a vehicle for a larger social agenda: individual identity, communication and community. They have exhibited and performed at the Life Ball in Vienna, MASS MoCA, New York Fashion Week, and with Sonic Youth; their designs have been seen on Eve, Gwen Stefani, and Naomi Watts. They are the winners of the Triumph International Fashion Award.

 

Eyal Weizman Presents
Sunday, November 5, 2006, 12:00 PM

Eyal Weizman is the founding director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, London, and was previously Professor of Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He is the recipient of several architecture prizes and awards. Eyal has also worked with a variety of NGOs and Human Rights groups in Israel/Palestine. His books include The Politics of Verticality, and A Civilian Occupation, Territories 1,2 and 3. Eyal Weizman presents some of his latest research in spatial politics and tactics. Brunch served from 11am.

 

Institute for Applied Autonomy and
Trevor Paglen Present
Tuesday, November 14, 2006, 7:00 PM

The interactive installation Terminal Air provides a public interface to the shadowy world of clandestine military operations. Audiences track a fleet of CIA-operated aircraft known to be involved in "extraordinary rendition," the practice of illegally transporting terrorism suspects to secret overseas military bases for torture and interrogation. Terminal Air is supported by a 2006-07 commission from Rhizome.org.

The Institute for Applied Autonomy (IAA) is a technological research and development organization dedicated to the cause of individual and collective self-determination.