Artist Gregg Bordowitz joins artist and writer Yasi Alipour and writer Nick Bennett for a conversation. We conclude with a musical performance by Laszlo Horvath.
In this talk
Award-winning artist, writer, and activist Gregg Bordowitz teaches in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, andis on the faculty of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. His work is the subject of a traveling retrospective spanning thirty years of activity, titled I Wanna Be Well, currently on view at MoMA PS1 and previously presented at the Art Institute of Chicago. His films have shown internationally in screenings and exhibitions at museums including The New Museum, NY; Artist Space, NY; TATE Modern, UK; MoMA, NY; and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Bordowitz is the author of numerous books, including The AIDS Crisis Is Ridiculous and Other Writings, 1986–2003 (MIT, 2006), among others.
Iranian artist, writer, and folder Yasi Alipour currently lives in Brooklyn and wonders about paper, politics, and performance. She received her MFA from Columbia University and is a teacher at Columbia and SVA, New York. She is currently a resident at the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program.
Writer Nick Bennett is the Special Projects Editor of the Brooklyn Rail. As Curatorial Assistant at the Rail, he helped to organize the ongoing exhibition Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, which has been exhibited at the 58th Venice Biennale (2019), Colby Museum in Waterville, ME (2019), and Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ (2017).