On Friday, February 24, the New Media, Mass Culture, Theater and Performance Studies, and Contemporary Arts workshops join together to host a conversation with the artist Anthony McCall.
Occupying a space between sculpture, cinema and drawing, the historical importance of Anthony McCall’s work has been internationally recognized in such exhibitions as “Into the Light: the Projected Image in American Art 1964-77” at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2001-2), “The Expanded Screen: Actions and Installations of the Sixties and Seventies” at Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna (2003-4), “The Expanded Eye” at Kunsthaus Zurich (2006), “Beyond Cinema: the Art of Projection” at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2006-7), “The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Projected Image” at Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC (2008), “The Geometry of Motion 1920s/1970s”, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008), and “On Line”, Museum of Modern Art (2010-11). McCall’s work has also been exhibited at, amongst others, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2004, Tate Britain, London, 2004, Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France (2006), Musée de Rochechouart, France (2007), SFMoMA (2007), Serpentine Gallery, London (2007-8), Hangar Bicocca, Milan (2009), Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2009), Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand (2010), Sprueth Magers/Ambika P3, London (2011), and Serralves, Porto (2011). A solo exhibition will open in April 2012 at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin.
McCall is currently working on an Arts Council England sculpture commission, which will be part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, to realize his Column in North-West England: a spinning column of cloud that rises vertically from the surface of the water into the sky.
The format of this workshop is intended to provide an opportunity for interested students and faculty to take part in a Q&A with McCall. Recommended texts to read in preparation for the discussion are no longer available for download.
As a part of the cluster of events surrounding the symposium Phenomenologies of Projection, Aesthetics of Transition: Anthony McCall 1970-1979, 2001–, the workshop joins two other events:
On Friday, February 24 through Saturday, February 25, Experimental Station (6100 S. Blackstone Ave.) will be exhibiting McCall’s pieces You and I, Horizontal (2005), Line Describing a Cone (1973), and Line Describing a Cone 2.0 (2010).
On Saturday, February 25, from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM, the Film Studies Center will be hosting a symposium featuring an artist talk with McCall followed by a roundtable discussion.
Please note the change in time and place from the standard New Media workshop schedule: This workshop will take place at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (rather than the usual 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM) in Cobb 307 (rather than the usual Cobb 310).