Jul 26 2018

“Orange or Salmon” a lecture by Gordon Hall

Thurs | 7PM


On the occasion of READYMADES BELONG TO EVERYONE, Swiss Institute together with the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts are pleased to present a new artist talk by Gordon Hall. Weaving together images, text, drawings, and movement, Hall’s presentation will reflect on Hall’s work Brothers and Sisters, on view this summer as part of “This Is Not a Prop” at David Zwirner, NY, while touching on a variety of research interests, including “Scott Burton’s 1989 MoMA exhibition of Brancusi’s sculptural bases, the everyday erotics of Instagram slime-making culture, Franz Erhardt Walther’s demonstrations, Shaker color-schemes, a history of laws governing the adoption of children in the US, and James Gibson’s theory of affordances.”

Please RSVP to rsvp@swissinstitute.net. Please note: events at Swiss Institute are limited capacity, and entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Gordon Hall is an artist based in New York. Hall has exhibited and performed at SculptureCenter, The Renaissance Society, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Whitney Museum of American Art, Movement Research, EMPAC, Art in General, Temple Contemporary, Night Club Chicago, Hessel Museum at Bard College, White Columns, Wysing Arts Centre, Abrons Arts Center, and Socrates Sculpture Park, among others. Hall’s first institutional solo show took place at the MIT List Center for Visual Arts in the spring of 2018. Gordon Hall has launched lecture and performance programs at MoMA PS1, Recess, Interstate Projects, The Shandaken Project at Storm King Art Center, and at the Whitney Museum of American Art, producing a series of lectures and seminars in conjunction with the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Hall’s writings and interviews have been featured in a variety of publications including Artforum, V Magazine, Randy, Bomb, Title Magazine, Walker Art Center’s Artist Op-Ed Series, What About Power? Inquiries Into Contemporary Sculpture (published by SculptureCenter, 2015), Documents of Contemporary Art: Queer (published by Whitechapel and MIT Press, 2016), and Theorizing Visual Studies (Routledge, 2012). Hall was awarded a Graham Foundation Production and Presentation Grant, the LMCC Process Space Residency, a Triangle Arts Foundation Residency, the LMCC Workspace Residency, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ACRE, and the Fire Island Artist Residency. Hall holds an MFA and an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

For a PDF of the presentation, please click here.

Image: Gordon Hall, Brothers and Sisters, 2018 Commissioned by the Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL. Photo by Meg Noe

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