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19 Mar 2010

Vis-à-vis: Javier Téllez and Doris Salcedo at Americas Society on March 22nd, 2010

(left) Doris Salcedo. Installation: Doris Salcedo. November 22, 2008 - January 3, 2009, Alexander and Bonin, New York. Photo: Jason Mandella. Courtesy of the artist and Alexander and Bonin Gallery.
(right) Javier Téllez. Caligari und der Schlafwandler (Caligari and the Sleepwalker). 2008. Still from super 16mm film transferred to high-definition video. Comissioned by Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich.

A conversation part of the Vis-à-vis Series: dialogues between artists, curators, and critics from the Western Hemisphere
Americas Society


Vis-à-vis: Javier Téllez and Doris Salcedo Monday, March 22, 2010. 6:00 p.m. 680 Park Ave @ 68th St, New York
NY 10065

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Americas Society
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New York, NY 10065

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In this conversation, part of Americas Society's Vis-à-vis Series: Dialogues between Artists, Curators, and Critics from the Western Hemisphere, Téllez and Salcedo will discuss their work, artistic visions, and other relevant issues to contemporary art and culture.

Doris Salcedo was born in 1958 in Bogota, Colombia; where she continues to live and work. Salcedo is one of the most internationally reputed contemporary artists, her work has been seen in solo and group exhibitions around the world, including: Tate Gallery, London (2007); Museu Serralves, Porto (2006); 8th Istanbul Biennial (2003); Documenta XI, Kassel (2002); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1999) and the XXIV Bienal de São Paulo (1998) amongst many others. Salcedo received a grant from the Penny McCall Foundation in 1993, and a Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Grant in 1995.

Javier Téllez was born in Valencia, Venezuela, in 1969, and currently lives and works in New York. A key and respected figure in the contemporary art world, Téllez's work has been shown at solo and group exhibitions including: Whitney Biennial, New York (2008); Baltic Art Centre, Visby, Sweden (2007); Aspen Art Museum (2006); The Power Plant Gallery, Toronto (2005); Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York (2005); Bienal Iberoamericana de Lima, Peru (2002); and the 49th Venice Biennale (2001).

Americas Society's Gallery Current exhibition

Marta Minujin: MINUCODEs
March 2 - April 30, 2010
Curated by Gabriela Rangel and José Luis Blondet
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12-6 pm

Marta Minujín: MINUCODEs revisits an earlier project by the Argentine artist, held in 1968 at the Americas Society, then known as the Center for Inter-American Relations (CIAR). Minujín collected social data through a series of cocktail parties that were attended by people who responded to a series of questionnaires the artist posted in the press. Drawing on methods used in happenings and cinema verité, Minujín staged an immersive electronic environment in the CIAR gallery using footage from the cocktail parties, installing a series of light and sound shows created by selected party guests in an adjacent room.

Upcoming Public Programs

Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 6:00 pm
Lecture: Media a la Minujín: some notes
Speakers: Judi Rodenbeck (Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, Sarah Lawrence College) and Jose Luis Blondet (co-curator, MINUCODEs)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 6:00 pm
Panel discussion: The world is so boring
Speakers: Alexander Alberro (Virginia Bloedel Wright Associate Professor of Art History, Barnard College, Columbia University), Carolee Schneemann (artist), Jenni Sorkin (Faculty and Graduate Committee, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College). Moderated by Gabriela Rangel (co-curator, MINUCODEs)

Programs in conjunction with the exhibition Marta Minujín: MINUCODEs.