SculptureCenter Presents Charles Bernstein and Josef Strau 5/16

Poet, theorist, and literary scholar Charles Bernstein joins artist and writer Josef Strau for an afternoon reading that delves into the restless framing and re-framing of art, language, and life in New York, Berlin, and various elsewheres.

A reading event organized by Jay Sanders.

Charles Bernstein is author of All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2010), Blind Witness: Three American Operas (Factory School, 2008); Girly Man (University of Chicago Press, 2006), and My Way: Speeches and Poems (Chicago, 1999). From 1978-1981 he co-edited, with Bruce Andrews L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E magazine. In the 1990s, he co-founded and directed the Poetics Program at the State University of New York Buffalo. He teaches at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is co-director of PennSound http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound.

Josef Strau has developed a multifaceted career as an artist, curator, writer and gallerist, co-founding the legendary Friesenwall 120 in Cologne, Germany, and operating Galerie Meerrettich in Berlin. At the end of 2006, Strau abandoned his gallery project to concentrate on his work as an artist and writer. Recent solo exhibitions include The Oriental Therapies, Galerie Daniel Buchholz (Berlin), 18Iniqities, Greene Naftali Gallery (New York), A Dissidence Coincidence But WHCTLJS, Mälmo Konsthall (Sweden) and Voices and Substitutes, at Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam).

Upcoming Events

Incohative Listening + Centerless Portrayal
Yuji Agematsu, Circuit Des Yeux, Tom Kovachevich, Mother Earth, and Tom Thayer
Thursday, June 3, 2010, 8:00 PM - Midnight

An immersive evening of music and live performance features Tom Thayer's eccentric combination of sound, puppetry, and animation; Yuji Agematsu's durational exploration of New York City via slide projection and field recordings; and solo performances by Circuit Des Yeux (Haley Fohr), Tom Kovachevich, and Mother Earth (Kyle Clyde and Dylan Hay) throughout the building and courtyard.

Organized by Keith Connolly and Jay Sanders

Joanna Malinowska, Anna Ostoya, Alexandre Singh, and New Humans
Saturday, June 26, 2010, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

An afternoon and evening of programs begins with a participatory gathering hosted by Joanna Malinowska exploring the reversals and excess of gift exchange, and continues with a visual consideration of violence and desire by Anna Ostoya, and a performative lecture by Alexandre Singh on tangential thinking. A live set by Mika Tajima and New Humans concludes the evening.

Please visit www.sculpture-center.org for complete information on exhibitions and events.

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