Jason Simon in the 2016 ISP Exhibition, On Limits: Estrangements in the Everyday, presented at The Kitchen, May 24 - June 11, 2016, panel discussion at The Whitney Museum of American Art, June 3rd, 7:30pm

2016 ISP Exhibition, On Limits: Estrangement in the Everyday, to Be Presented at The Kitchen

From May 24 to June 11, 2016, the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study

Program presents On Limits: Estrangement in the Everyday, curated by the ISP’s 2015–2016 Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellows: Daniella Rose King, Viktor Neumann, Samuele Piazza, and Kari Rittenbach.

The exhibition takes place at The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York. The hours are Tuesday–Friday, 12–6 pm; Saturday, 11–6 pm. Admission is free. The opening reception will take place on Tuesday, May 24, from 5 pm to 8 pm.

On Limits: Estrangement in the Everyday features works by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Francis Alÿs, Hannah Black, Merlin Carpenter, Enrique Chagoya, Kevin Jerome Everson, Claire Fontaine, Harun Farocki, Toril Johannessen, William E. Jones, Barbara Kruger, An-My Lê, William Leavitt, Yolanda López, Tracey Moffatt, Catherine Opie, Claire Pentecost, William Raban, Allan Sekula, Jason Simon, A.L. Steiner, Milica Tomić, and Taocheng Wang.

On Limits considers the many ways in which artists and artworks address contradictions in day-to-day reality, whether in an explicitly political register or in more subtle, even satirical, modes. By examining the ways in which we are estranged from others, the exhibition questions the limits placed on our ability to imagine alternative forms of social organization.

Rather than settle narrowly on a coherent theme or single issue, this experimental exhibition allows particular themes—from social reproduction to queerness or the environment—to be highlighted momentarily in correspondences between artworks that, for example, work with language, or the documentary mode; works that use the form of the advertisement, calling out to the viewer; works that play on presence and absence, or expose techniques of capture or surveillance; works that probe the cultural notion of waste or decay; and still others that survey the body, under siege, at work, on the run, and online.

Public Programs

Reading seminar with Silvia Federici

The Kitchen

Friday, May 27

2 pm

Silvia Federici will discuss the recent work of women in indigenous struggles for land, resources, and political recognition, and against corporate and patriarchal forms of domination.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. Please register in advance by contacting: publicprograms.isp.2016@gmail.com

Kevin Jerome Everson: Park Lanes

Whitney Museum of American Art

Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Theater

Friday, June 3

10:45 am

Free with Museum admission

Park Lanes (2015; 480 min) transposes the space of cinema to the factory floor, documenting the highly mediated and abstracted movements of its laborers across a full eight-hour day of work, in real time. The title of the film refers to the name of the bowling alley Everson used to frequent in his hometown of Mansfield, Ohio.

An-My Lê and Jason Simon: Against the Grain

Whitney Museum of American Art

Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Theater

Friday, June 3

7:30 pm

Free with Museum admission (pay-what-you-wish on Friday evenings)

This panel invites two artists from On Limits to introduce their photography-based works on view at The Kitchen and to examine the role of the documentary form as a critical or conceptual strategy within contemporary art. A discussion with the ISP curatorial fellows will position these practices in relation to the preceding screening of Kevin Jerome Everson’s Park Lanes. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Tracey Moffatt: Montages

The Kitchen

Friday, June 10

2 pm and 4 pm

Two screenings of the full series of Moffatt’s Montages will accompany the regular showing of Other (2010; 7 min.) in the exhibition. In the series, Moffatt and her editor, Gary Hillberg, transform Hollywood studio films into stylishly subversive “hymns to cinema.” Created over the course of a decade, the videos include: Lip (1999; 10 min.), Artist (2000; 10 min.), Love (2003; 21 min.), Doomed (2007; 10 min.), Revolution (2008; 14 min.), Mother (2009; 20 min.), and Other (2010; 7 min.).

posted 5.22.16