SC Conversations: Banu Cennetoğlu and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

    Wed, Jan 23, 2019, 7pm

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    On the occasion of her first solo exhibition in the United States, artist Banu Cennetoğlu is joined in conversation by writer and critic Kaelen Wilson-Goldie to discuss the major concerns of her wide-ranging, cross-disciplinary practice. Touching on projects on view in SculptureCenter’s exhibition – including a 128-hour, 22-minute moving image work completed in 2018 – as well as projects mounted within, adjacent to, and independent of art institutions, this program surveys the endeavors and ideas that have defined Cennetoğlu’s artistic engagement with the gathering, presentation, circulation, and residue of information, data, and images over the last decade.

    Banu Cennetoğlu was born 1970 in Ankara, Turkey and lives and works in Istanbul. Previous solo exhibitions include: Chisenhale Gallery, London (2018); Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (2015); Salonul de proiecte, Bucharest (2013); and Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (2011). Selected group exhibitions include: Stories of Almost Everyone, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018); documenta (14), Athens and Kassel (2017); The Restless Earth, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan (2017); 10th Gwangju Biennale (2014); Manifesta 8, Murcia (2010); 53rd Venice Biennale/Pavilion of Turkey (2009); 3rd Berlin Biennale (2004); and 1st Athens Biennale and 10th Istanbul Biennial (both 2007).

    Kaelen Wilson-Goldie is a writer and critic who divides her time between Beirut and New York. A contributing editor for Bidoun, she writes regularly for Artforum, Aperture, and frieze. In 2007, she was a fellow in the USC Annenberg Getty Arts Journalism Program. She won a grant from the Creative Capital Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Program in 2013. She has taught at the American University and the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts. She currently teaches in the MFA Art Writing Program at the School of Visual Arts. Her first book, on the paintings of the poet and writer Etel Adnan, was published by Lund Humphries in 2018. Wilson-Goldie is now working on her second book, about the ways in which three very different contemporary artists have responded to periods of extreme political violence, for Columbia Global Reports. Her third book, on contemporary art practices in postwar, reconstruction-era Beirut, is forthcoming from Kaph Books in 2020.

    This program is free and open to the public but RSVP is required.