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As part of the Graham Foundation Breaking Glass seminar, Ronnie Bass, Daniel Bauer, and Irena Knezevic will discuss the increasing prevalence of the movie projector used as a functioning object in the gallery space. Artists such as Rodney Graham and Tacita Dean have placed the projector at the center of their practice and others such as Sharon Lockhart and Blake Rayne have used the projector alongside photographs and paintings.
Through the presentation of Bass’ work we will analyze the projection of clocktime and alternative chronotopes as a foil to the fetish of the cinematic apparatus.
Suggested readings for the discussion include:
Giorgio Agamben; "Difference and Repetition: on Guy Debord’s Films", in Tom
McDonough ed., Guy Debord and the Situationist International, MIT Press, 2002
Boris Groys, “Comrades of Time”, Eflux Journal #11 December 2009.
Tom Gunning, "Animated Pictures: Tales of Cinema's Forgotten Future" Michigan Quarterly Review, Fall 1995
Jonathan Crary, “Spectacle, Attention, Counter-Memory” October, Vol. 50 (Autumn, 1989), pp. 96-107
Daniel Bauer holds a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (1998) and an MFA from Columbia University, NY (2008). Exhibitions: Kunst Werke, Berlin; Malmo Konsthaal; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Storefront for Art and Architecture, NY; Tokyo Wonder Site; Andrea Meislin Gallery, NY. Bibliography: The Power of Inclusive Exclusion; Hollow Land; Civilian Occupation; BORDERLINEDISORDER; Studio Magazine; Mute; Metropolis; Landscapes Abused, Institut Fur Landschaftscarchitektur; Frieze; AI-AP DART; Artforum; New York Magazine. Collections: Israel Museum Jerusalem. Awards: Gerald Levy Prize for Young Photographers.
Ronnie Bass (b. 1976, Hurst, Texas) is a New York-based visual artist and musician. He received an MFA from Columbia University. He works within video, sculpture, performance and sound. Bass has exhibited nationally and internationally at museums and galleries including Anthology Film Archives, MoMA P.S.1, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Performa07, the Kitchen, and James Cohen Gallery; all New York, ICA; Philadelphia, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Henry Art Gallery; Seattle, Transmission Gallery; Glasgow, The Building (e-flux); Berlin, and Centro de Arte de Sevilla among others. Musical compositions include the score for Rirkrit Tiravanija’s Guggenheim prize exhibition, Tomorrow Is Another Fine Day, Serpentine Gallery; London. Bass teaches digital art at New York University. He is currently working on his forthcoming book, Survival Journal.
Irena Knezevic is a Serbian artist working in various visual art formats, music, and architecture. She is currently an assistant professor at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St Louis. Knezevic has recently performed and exhibited her work in solo projects at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; threewalls, Chicago; White Columns, New York; Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Jan Van Eyck Academie, Netherlands; and University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal. Knezevic has collaborated on projects at Blum and Poe, Los Angeles; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Dallas Biennial, Texas; and Control Room, Los Angeles. Her writing or projects have been published by Cabinet Magazine Online; Shoppinghour Magazine; and in Blast Counterblast, published by Mercer Union and WhiteWalls. Upcoming projects will be exhibited at New Projects, Chicago; Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; and Kunstverein München, Germany.
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