2 March 2016, 7pm
Sarah Morris will be in discussion with writer and editor Bettina Funcke at Artists Space, New York in ‘Maneuvring Systems: The Artist and the Protagonist.’
Artists Space Dialogues take the simple format of a public conversation between two people and each month Bettina Funcke talks with an influential figure in the field of contemporary art and visual culture, investigating their work and thinking, their histories, trajectories, and processes.
Since the mid-1990s, Sarah Morris has been making abstract paintings and films to investigate what she describes as “urban, social and bureaucratic typologies”
In Bettina Funcke's words: " [Sarah Morris] wants to be both author and protagonist, and to her that means using compromised personalities and places as portals into entanglements of power, generating a sense of dizzying simultaneity that she translates into motives and resources for her paintings and a flow of images for her films, all of which add up to topologies of a moment in the life of power and style."
Bettina Funcke is author of Pop or Populus: Art between High and Low (Sternberg Press, 2009) and served as Head of Publications for dOCUMENTA (13). She leads seminars on contemporary art in the ‘Critical Theory and the Arts Masters’ Programme at School of Visual Arts. As a teacher, in her writings, dialogues, as well as her publishing projects, Funcke focuses on individual artists or thinkers, placing them in the context of a rapidly changing public realm.
‘Maneuvring Systems: The Artist and the Protagonist.’
Artists Space Books & Talks
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Sarah Morris Strange Magic (2014) (still)
© Sarah Morris. Courtesy White Cube