Wednesday, May 12, 2010

show and tell: a chronicle of group material

Casco, along with Four Corners Books, invites you to take part in the second event in the series 'Come Alive!' We will be launching the book 'Show and Tell: A Chronicle of Group Material', the first monograph on the New York based artists' collaborative (1979-1996) acclaimed for their political and experimental exhibition-making practices and whose members include, among others, Julie Ault, Dough Ashford, Tim Rollins and Felix Gonzalez-Torres. This gathering will be introduced by Julie Ault, the book's editor, and followed by an informal discussion.

'Show and Tell: A Chronicle of Group Material' is an enlightening reference for all those interested in both group and collective working processes, research-based exhibition-making and experimental projects that respond to social and political issues, the role played by critical space in neighbourhoods, and the negotiations between political and aesthetic action. Organised by former group members, and in keeping within Group Material's employed methods and aims, the book charts the origins, processes, developments, projects and contexts of the group's activities, and draws heavily from Group Material's archive, including original documents, photographs, drawings, correspondence, artefacts, anecdotal information and texts.

The event will take place at Kargadoor, Oudegracht 36, Utrecht. After the booklaunch, you are welcome to join us at Casco for some drinks and a view of the current exhibition of Ei Araka.We would appreciate it if you could let us know wether you intend to join us on this evening, by contacting Paul Verhoeff

'Come Alive!' is a series of discursive events organised for Casco's twentieth anniversary, that looks into the social and artistic initiatives and movements of the recent past and their related historiographical processes, alongside Casco's own.

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