'Walking Forward-Running Past' presents a constellation of works that investigate our complicated and intricate relationship to chronology. The exhibition aims to capture the immediate past and the immediate future at the point where they collide, using its own framework as a way to reevaluate ideas of time and transformation. Catherine Czacki: the objects shift expanding outwards and folding into other narratives within the larger show.
Walking Forward-Running Past
John Baldessari, Zoe Crosher, Paul Chan, Catherine Czacki, Andrea Geyer, Tim Lee, Alison O'Daniel, robbinschilds, Will Rogan, Kimberlee Venable
Curated by Courtenay Finn
In his 1971 video, Walking Forward-Running Past, John Baldessari utilizes sequence, repetition, and montage to deconstruct the notion of cinematic chronology. Exploring the visceral and tactile relationship between the image, imaged, and viewer, Baldessari uses the intersection of photography and video to disrupt and call attention to the notion of temporal awareness.
Taking this work as its center, Art in General’s 30th anniversary exhibition, Walking Forward-Running Past, presents a constellation of works that investigate our complicated and intricate relationship to chronology. The exhibition aims to capture the immediate past and the immediate future at the point where they collide, using its own framework as a way to reevaluate ideas of time and transformation.
Walking Forward-Running Past embraces synchronicity, connection and serendipity, presenting a group of works that explore time’s malleable form, and questioning the linear narrative conventionally measured as past, present, and future.
In conjunction with Performa 11 (November 1 – 21, 2011), Art in General will present two projects that intersect with this exhibition. robbinschilds will present Instruction Construction in the 6th Floor gallery and Alison O’Daniel will debut her film Night Sky at Anthology Film Archives.
Front Image: Will Rogan, Collapse, 2007. MDF, paint, rubble and video. Installation dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Laurel Gitlen, New York
General support of Art in General is provided by General Tools & Instruments LLC; the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation; Abraham and Lillian Rosenberg Foundation; public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties; National Endowment for the Arts; Ralph E. Ogden Foundation; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; Bloomberg; ConEdison; The Greenwich Collection; Cowles Charitable Trust; Foundation for Contemporary Arts; and by individuals.
It is itself at all times, Untitled (Hand), Poem for nothing, Untitled (Gruen)
Curated by Courtenay Finn
“In reality the past is preserved by itself, automatically. In its entirety, probably, it follows us at every instant; all that we have felt, thought and willed from our earliest infancy is there, leaning over the present which is about to join it, pressing against the portals of consciousness that would fain leave it outside.” Henri Bergson
Within the Museé Miniscule a suspension takes place in the elevator. Objects span time in the process of their making and via the effects on their material form. The objects shift (except for the clock with no time), expanding outwards and folding into other narratives within the larger exhibition Walking Forward-Running Past.
About the artist
Catherine Czacki was born in Bristol, Pennsylvania and lived in La Rioja, Spain for the majority of her childhood. She attended the University of Texas at El Paso from 1998 – 1999 for Political Science, and the San Francisco Art Institute from 1999 – 2003, graduating with a BFA in New Genres. In 2004 she traveled to Poland, where she continued her artistic endeavors with the Rector Scholarship for Independent Research at the University of Warsaw. Catherine graduated from Columbia University with her MFA in May 2008 where she was the recipient of the D’Arcy Hayman, Kosciuszko Foundation, and Leopold Schepp Foundation scholarship awards. Recent exhibitions include ‘S-N-W-O’ at DREI Raum für Gegenwartskunst in Köln, Germany and ‘Multiple Pleasures: Functional Objects in Contemporary Art’ at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Image: Will Rogan, Collapse
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Opening Sep 23, 2011 6 to 8 pm
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