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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

NEW YORK | Curatorial Walk-through: "Gretchen Bender: So Much Deathless"

Start Date: 6/12/2019 6:00 PM EDT
End Date: 6/12/2019 7:30 PM EDT

Venue Name: Red Bull Arts New York

220 w 18th Street
New York, NY  United States  10011

Organization Name: ArtTable NY

Imogen Fairbairn
Email: programs@arttable.org
Phone: 212 343 1735 Ext. 13


Members I $10
Guests | $15


Join ArtTable NY for a curatorial walk through of Gretchen Bender: So Much Deathlessness at Red Bull Arts New York, with Kenta Murakami, associate curator, Red Bull Arts New York. 

Gretchen Bender (1951-2004) was a pioneering artist who worked across video, sculpture, computer graphics, photography, print and installation to interrogate the accelerated age of mass media. Moving to New York in 1978, Bender quickly fell in with the Post-Pictures Generation scene, centered around the artist-run gallery Nature Morte, as well as a milieu of artist and performers connected to The Kitchen. She befriended and collaborated with such figures as artists Robert Longo and Cindy Sherman, the choreographers Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, and musicians Stuart Argabright and Vernon Reid. Bender is best known for her immersive “electronic theatre” projects—massive installations such as the 24-monitor, 3-projection, 11-channel Total Recall (1987)—which predict the near totalizing image-saturation of the coming decades. Developed in close collaboration with the Gretchen Bender Estate, and bolstered by extensive oral histories with many of her notable peers and friends, the exhibition includes examples of every major body of work in Bender’s oeuvre, including numerous artworks and videos that have not been exhibited since the 80s or 90s, newly restored with the support of Red Bull Arts New York.

Thank you
 to ArtTable Member Ilaria Conti for organizing this program. 

Image: Total Recall,1987. 11-channel video installation on 24 monitors and 3 projection screens, 18.2 minutes, with soundtrack by Stuart Argabright.
Installation view of Gretchen Bender: So Much Deathless at Red Bull Arts New York, 2019. Photo by Lance Brewer. All artwork © The Gretchen Bender Estate

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