Chicago | Los Angeles | Miami | New York | San Francisco | Santa Fe
Amsterdam | Berlin | Brussels | London | Paris | São Paulo | Toronto | China | India | Worldwide
 
London

Gasworks

Exhibition Detail
The Thinking Eye Screening & Presentation
155 Vauxhall Street
London SE11 5RH
United Kingdom


February 26th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
 The Looking Glass (part of The Thinking Eye series), Juan DowneyJuan Downey,
The Looking Glass (part of The Thinking Eye series),
1981
> QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Screening
WEBSITE:  
http://www.gasworks.org.uk
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
wandsworth
EMAIL:  
info@gasworks.org.uk
PHONE:  
+44 (0)20 7587 5202
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sun 12-6; by appointment
TAGS:  
video-art
> DESCRIPTION

A rare screening of videos from Late Barbarians artist Juan Downey’s The Thinking Eye series, including: Information Withheld (1983, 34 min, colour, sound) and Shifters (1984, 28:10 min, colour, sound). Originally made for public television, these remarkably ambitious and tacitly autobiographical videos show Downey drawing on linguistic, psychoanalytic, art historical, semiotic theory to unravel some of the foundational concepts of Western culture, such as the idea of “the self”.

This work will be introduced and placed in context by writer and curator Julieta González, adjunct curator at the Bronx Museum in New York and senior curator at the Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, where she curated Juan Downey: A Communications Utopia in 2013.

The Thinking Eye Screening & Presentation accompanies the group exhibition Late Barbarians featuring Juan Downey’s 1981 film The Looking Glass, alongside works by Lili Dujourie, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Matts Leiderstam and Chris Marker. The exhibition continues until 9 March 2014.

Booking is recommended - to book please email booking@gasworks.org.uk or call 020 7587 5202.


Copyright © 2006-2013 by ArtSlant, Inc. All images and content remain the © of their rightful owners.