Program Highlights 2015
How Far is Near – A Conference Series Organized by Triple Canopy
New York-based online publication, Triple Canopy, has organized a series of conversations, including a number of collaborators who live in Mexico City, that considers the ways in which political representation might be achieved—or recognized as a chimera, or disavowed—through the work of representing politics. In doing so the series will examine the affordances of new and old media; the relationship between the ways in which art and literature circulate and attain meaning; and the various responses by Mexican artists and writers to social and political crises in recent months and decades.
Sand in the Vaseline
A video program curated by Anna Gritz
In conjunction with Material Art Fair, Sand in the Vaseline presents three artists’ film programs by Adriana Lara, Sophia Al Maria, and Stuart Middleton. The program borrows its title from the legendary work by Ed Ruscha, later appropriated by Martin Kippenberger and Albert Oehlen. It looks at the banalities that continue to disturb the well-oiled flow of modern living despite the radical changes in the way that life is being lived and work is being made. Consciously confusing form and utility, the program sheds lights on the hiccups in customization that bring us right back to the fragile tissue of human life and the social constructs it builds.
Anna Gritz is associate curator for Film, Performance and Talks at the South London Gallery, where she is currently working on forthcoming projects with artists Juliette Blightman, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, and Michael Smith. She was previously associate curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) London, and she worked at the Hayward Gallery, London, and at apexart, New York. Her writing has been included in Mousee, Art Monthly, Art Agenda, frieze, frieze d/e, exhibition catalogs and books.