VECTOR at The Whitney

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An Evening with VECTOR

FRI, Jun 22, 2018
7:30 pm

Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

To celebrate the release of the artist-run journal VECTOR Issue 8, this evening includes performances by contributing artists Nobutaka Aozaki, Jesus Benavente, Caitlin Berrigan, Amy Khoshbin, Julianne Swartz, Leslie Thornton, and collaborators Melanie Crean / Shaun Leonardo / Sable Elyse Smith. Performances curated by Ellie Krakow, VECTOR guest editor. Journals will be distributed free of charge. VECTOR is a project of Peter Gregorio and Javier Barrios.

Caitlin Berrigan works across performance, video, sculpture, text, and choreographies to engage with the intimate and embodied dimensions of power, politics, and capitalism. She will present material from her new book, Imaginary Explosions.

Jesus Benavente’s work begins as performance and expands to all other mediums. He employs humor to disarm viewers and question artistic and societal conventions.

Leslie Thornton is a recognized pioneer of contemporary media aesthetics, working with film, video, photography and installation.

Melanie Crean is an artist, educator and filmmaker whose work explores how representations of power can be equitably shifted in media, culture and technology. Crean is an Assistant Professor at Parsons School of Design, where she teaches courses on emerging media, social engagement and visual culture.

Shaun Leonardo creates multidisciplinary work that negotiates societal expectations of manhood. His performance practice is participatory in nature and invested in a process of embodiment.

Sable Elyse Smith is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator. Her practice considers memory and trauma while enacting an undoing of language.