BOOK LAUNCH AND DISCUSSION WITH JULI CARSON AND BRUCE YONEMOTO

BOOK LAUNCH AND DISCUSSION WITH JULI CARSON AND BRUCE YONEMOTO

Friday, September 2, 2011 - 15:09

MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House presents a book launch and discussion with Studio Art professors Juli Carson and Bruce Yonometo on Thursday, September 15, 2011, from 7pm to 9pm.

Please join us for a conversation, book launch, and work in progress screening with art historian and professor Juli Carson and artist and professor Bruce Yonemoto. The evening will feature a short reading from Carson's newest book The Limits of Representation: Psychoanalysis and Critical Aesthetics (Buenos Aires: Letra Viva Press, 2011), a screening of their collaborative film in progress, The End of the World at the Edge of the Earth, and a discussion in the Schindler House courtyard.

About the Book
Juli Carson's bilingual book The Limits of Representation: Psychoanalysis and Critical Aesthetics (Buenos Aires: Letra Viva Press, 2011), considers the following questions: If there's a Lacanian aesthetic in contemporary art, how does this practice incorporate post-structuralist theories by such thinkers as Roland Barthes or Jacques Ranciere? Would this "critical aesthetic" then deconstruct the dialectical conversation between Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno? If so, what remains of the Avant-Garde in contemporary practice? The Limits of Representation examines these propositions through careful explication of "case study" artworks by Kelly Barrie, Steve Fagin, Andrea Geyer, Mary Kelly, Roberto Jacoby, Cristóbal Lehyt, Dorit Margreiter, Florian Pumhösl, Kerry Tribe and Dolores Zinny/Juan Maidagan.Many of these projects were featured in Carson's curatorial program at UC Irvine's University Art Galleries, which is committed to promoting an inter-generational dialogue between 60s/70s neo-avant-garde art and contemporary visual culture in its most expansive poetic form.

About the Film
The End of the World at the Edge of the Earth is a film in progress by Juli Carson and Bruce Yonemoto, 2008 Creative Capital fellows. The film began with the poetic observation that two things were simultaneously growing in Argentina: 1) a glacier named Perito Moreno in Patagonia; and 2) a clinical psychoanalytic practice founded by Jacques Lacan. The film's two main components are a time-lapse capture of Perito Moreno, which includes an original score by Mayo Thompson, and a contemporary restaging a 1966 Happening by the Argentine artist/critic Oscar Masotta, entitled Helicopter.The project elegantly combines Carson's Lacanian research and Yonemoto's filmic practice as an investigation into subjectivity, the avant-garde and cultural memory today.    

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