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The Goethe-Institut (Wyoming Building)

Exhibition Detail
5 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10003

May 7th, 2010 - May 29th, 2010
May 7th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
east village/lower east side
2-7, Wednesday-Sunday

Taking up art historian Aby Warburg's signature idea of Nachleben, meaning both "afterlife" and "survival," a display of contemporary art works and a series of related programs bring together artistic practices that share an affinity with Warburg's proposals regarding associative thinking, image sequencing, and a dialectics of seeing that extends across eras, cultures, and methodologies.

Contributing artists: Peggy Ahwesh, Clifford Borress, Matthew Buckingham, Patricia Esquivias, William E. Jones, Harun Farocki, Rachel Harrison, John Miller, Lucy Raven, James Welling, Christopher Wool, and Akram Zaatari. Additional works and archival documentation from Zora Neale Hurston, W. Eugene Smith, and Stan VanDerBeek

Nachleben Programs:
05/07/10, 6:00 pm
– Exhibition opening
05/08/10, 3:00 pm – John Miller discusses his ongoing Middle of the Day project
05/10/10, 7:00 pm – Screening and discussion with filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh
05/13/10, 7:00 pm – Screening of StanVanDerBeek films followed by a discussion with Sara VanDerBeek
05/19/10, 7:00 pm – David Levi Strauss lecture: Breakdown in the Gray Room: Reconsidering the Images from Abu Ghraib
05/20/10, 7:00 pm – Matthew Buckingham revisits his installation and book project Improbable Horse
05/25/10, 7:00 pm – Screening of Harun Farocki's The Taste of Life (1979) and a new work by William E. Jones, followed by a discussion with Jones

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