Thursday June 15th, 19.00h
Welcome to a presentation by 2017 CAS resident Rachael Rakes (US). In her talk, Rakes will share some of her current research on contemporary artists who communicate political and historical phenomena through abstract forms. In an upcoming exhibition in Miami, work by the highlighted artists will be connected to the history of political abstraction — from Soviet Constructivism to the Brazilian Neo-Concretists.
The talk will be held in English.
We invite all to stay and continue the conversation informally after the presentation. Refreshments will be served.
Thanks to Prosjektrom Normanns for hosting the event.
Rachael Rakes is the first resident for the CAS residency in art writing in 2017. Rakes is an independent curator, critic, and teacher based in New York. She is currently a BHQFU Fellow at Art Center/South Florida in Miami, and was recently a Curator-in-Residence in the CPR: Mexico program. Rakes is an editor for the Brooklyn Rail, an Editor at Large for Verso Books, and has written criticism in numerous outlets, such as Art-Agenda, Artforum, and the Village Voice. Rakes is a Programmer at Large for the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and has organized exhibitions recently for the Knockdown Center, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Malmö Konsthall, and Heliopolis Project Space. With Leo Goldsmith, Rakes is at work on a book on the collaborative practices and media critique of radical filmmaker Peter Watkins, which received a 2014 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. Rakes holds an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, and recently taught a course entitled Documentary Aesthetics in Contemporary Art for Harvard Summer School.
Image: Lygia Pape, Relevo (Relief), 1954 – 56. Gouache and tempera on fiberboard on wood. Photo: Paula Pape. © Projeto Lygia Pape.