Trylon, Perisphere and Helicline photo by Sam Gottscho
as part of its international resident lecture series:
To New Horizons
Wednesday, October 28, 6:30 pm
EMRE HUNER, current apexart resident,
and LAUREN CORNELL, Executive Director Rhizome, will discuss utopian
constructs, speculative fiction, and the juggernaut of modernism. In
their conversation they will touch upon the inspirations for HUNER's
latest work from the New York World's Fair, to the NASA Space Program,
and Walt Disney.
TALK (39MB MP3)
Born in Istanbul in 1977, Emre
Huner is an artist producing drawing, video and spatial works
following different techniques. He now lives and works in Istanbul
after being in Milan for eight years. Central to his oeuvre are over
technological, industrial progressions and the concept of society
of risk in this respect and the themes such as the affinities of
the modern man with architecture and nature. Huner creates a common
language in his works through using an archive he formed out of various
sources such as internet, found out pictures and books. In 2008 he
has participated in two special projects, The Marmara Pera Screen,
Yama, Istanbul where he realized "Total Realm" (2008), a public screen
video made of tableaux showing totalitarian imaginary and symbols,
referring to the modernist utopia and to the Bidoun Project, Creek
Art Fair, Dubai with "Panoptikon" (2005).
Cornell, Executive Director, Rhizome, oversees and develops
Rhizome's programs, all of which serve to promote and contextualize
art engaged with technology. Previously, Cornell worked as a curator
and writer in London and New York. She worked in the Andy Warhol
Film Project at the Whitney Museum and, from 2002-2004, she served
as Executive Director of Ocularis, an organization dedicated to
avant-garde cinema, video and new media. Her writing has been published
in a range of international publications and she has organized
events or exhibitions at venues including The Kitchen, Foxy Production,
Participant Inc and The Institute of Contemporary Art in London.
Cornell is also Adjunct Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary
Art, where she collaborates to produce exhibitions and the monthly
New Silent Series.
Please join us.
All events are
free and open to the public.
Mr. Hüner's residency is supported in
part by the Turkish Cultural Foundation.
apexart's residency program is supported
in part by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation.
apexart's exhibitions and public
programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol
Foundation for the Visual Arts, Carnegie Corporation
of New York, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke
Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd.,
The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and with
public funds from the New York City Department
of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council
on the Arts.
291 Church Street, NYC, 10013
t. 212 431 5270
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