Featuring works by: Joseph Beuys, Robert Filliou, Allan Kaprow, Janice Kerbel, Alison Knowles, Suzanne Lacy, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Glenn Lewis, Mads Lynnerup, Yoko Ono, Kristina Lee Podesva and Alan McConchie, Emily Roysdon, Steve Shada and Marisa Jahn, Noam Toran, Matt Volla.
Recipes for an Encounter displays historical and contemporary artworks from the 1960s to the present that are characterized by a set of instructions or rules that allow the viewer to be an active participant in the artwork. Often times yielding to chance to determine their outcome, these artworks-as-recipes anticipate an encounter with the unexpected for the viewer/participant. The artists in Recipes for an Encounter – Joseph Beuys, Robert Filliou, Allan Kaprow, Janice Kerbel, Alison Knowles, Suzanne Lacy, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Glenn Lewis, Mads Lynnerup, Yoko Ono, Kristina Lee Podesva and Alan McConchie, Emily Roysdon, Steve Shada and Marisa Jahn, Noam Toran, Matt Volla -invite the viewer to experience for themselves whatever will unfold, take place, and be consumed anew by each participant’s encounter with their work. Recipes for an Encounter contains original written “recipes” as well as historic photographic/videographic documentation of seminal events and performances that took place in the 1960s and ’70s. This exhibition was inspired by and based on the book “Recipes for an Encounter” edited by Berin Golonu, Candice Hopkins, and Marisa Jahn, published by Western Front Editions in Vancouver, 2009. The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies provided additional research funding for this exhibition.
Berin Golonu is a doctoral student in the Visual and Cultural Studies program at the University of Rochester and was Associate Curator of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco from 2003 to 2008. She has written for numerous national and international arts publications, including Art in America, Art Nexus, Art on Paper, Art Papers, Contemporary, frieze, Modern Painters, Sculpture, and Zing Magazine. Golonu holds an MA from the Visual and Critical Studies Program at CCA, where she wrote her master’s thesis on the arts publication as a curatorial site.
Candice Hopkins is the Sobey Curatorial Resident at the National Gallery of Canada and is the former Director/Curator of Exhibitions at the Western Front, Vancouver. She has an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, NY. She has written for such publications as Leonardo, C Magazine, FUSE Magazine and has given talks at venues including Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Dak’Art_Lab, Senegal, and in Canada at the University of British Columbia and the Alberta College of Art and Design.
Recipes for an Encounter
Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs (DGCP)
11-03 45th Avenue,
Long Island City, NY 11101. [map]
September 12 – November 14, 2010
11:00am – 6:00pm, Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday)
Curated by Berin Golonu and Candice Hopkins
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