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ON|OFF

Marianne M. Kim and I have curated an evening of performance art at Chicago's Defibrillator gallery. The night features performances by LeRoy Bach, Will Bond, and Mark Jeffrey and Judd Morrissey.

ON|OFF
December 18, 2011
8PM
$10

Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery
1136 Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago IL 60642

Read a review in the Chicago Reader by Elly Fishman: http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/on-off/Event?oid=5161413

More info:http://www.dfbrl8r.com/

AND ANOTHER THING

And Another Thing (video still by Zimoun)

The world is brimming with things, and seen from a non-anthropocentric vantage, all things are equal, whether animal, vegetable, or mineral. In the exhibition And Another Thing, artworks by Carl Andre, Laura Carton, Valie Export, Regina José Galindo, Tom Kotik, Mary Lucking, Bruce Nauman, Grit Ruhland, Anthony Titus, Ruslan Trusewych, and Zimoun go beyond reassessing the human subject; they reject the subject/object paradigm entirely. In place of this paradigm--one based on difference--they operate on the interchangeability of humans and things. The artists have not necessarily prioritized humans as subjects, nor as objects, but simply as things, like everything else.

And Another Thing
Co-curated by Katherine Behar and Emmy Mikelson
September 14 - October 29, 2011

The James Gallery
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York City, NY

MORE INFORMATION:
http://andanotherthingexhibition.wordpress.com
http://centerforthehumanities.org/james-gallery

PRESS:
http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/news/artnetnews/the-art-of-things-at-cuny-graduate-center.asp

RELATED PROGRAMS:

Speculative Realism
Thursday, September 15, 6 p.m.
Panel in The Skylight Room, 9100
Graham Harman, Philosophy, The American University of Cairo
Jane Bennett, Political Science, Johns Hopkins University
Levi Bryant, Philosophy, Collins College
Co-sponsored by The Life of Things seminar

Art, Materiality, and Time
Tuesday, September 20, 6:30 p.m.
Lecture in The James Gallery
Bernard Stiegler, École de Philosophie d'Épineuil-le-Fleuriel, IRI, Georges Pompidou Center
Discussant: Kyoo Lee, Philosophy, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Contemporary Art and Neuroscience
Thursday, October 6, 6 p.m.
Lecture in The James Gallery
Suzanne Anker, Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts
Discussant: Adrienne Klein, Science & the Arts, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Co-sponsored by the NeuroCultures seminar

No Thing Unto Itself
Thursday, October 20, 7 p.m.
Panel in Room 9207
Noortje Marres, Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London
Shannon Mattern, Media Studies, The New School
David Turnbull, Architecture, Cooper Union
Moderator: Katherine Behar
Co-sponsored by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School

READY MIX

Disorientalism: Ready Mix

Disorientalism will show Ready Mix the newest work in our series "The Food Groups" at the Feldman Gallery + Project Space. In Ready Mix, the Disorientals encounter Aunt Jemima. Our new work for this show includes 3D lenticular images and bobbleheads! The exhibition is part of PICA's TBA festival.

READY MIX
September 1-October 22, 2011

Opening Reception
September 1, 6 - 8PM

Feldman Gallery + Project Space
PNCA | Pacific Northwest College of Art
1241 NW Johnson St
Portland, OR 97209

http://cal.pnca.edu/events/225
http://www.picaresourceroom.org/index.php?/onsight/pnca-disorientalism/

SO HAPPY TO BE HERE IN THE 21st CENTURY

PNCA

Disorientalism is honored to present the 2011 Convocation Talk at PNCA. We will present a new performance lecture on the subject of failure.

SO HAPPY TO BE HERE IN THE 21st CENTURY
Convocation Talk by Katherine Behar and Marianne M. Kim

September 1, 2011
12PM - 1:30PM

PNCA | Pacific Northwest College of Art
Swigert Commons1241 NW Johnson St
Portland, OR 97209

http://cal.pnca.edu/haps/238

DON'T FENCE ME IN... OR OUT

My work is included in a group exhibition about contemporary feminist art, curated by Lisa Davis at Lesley Heller Workspace in New York.

DON'T FENCE ME IN... OR OUT
September 7 - October 16, 2011

Opening Reception
September 7, 2011, 6 - 8PM

Lesley Heller Workspace
54 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002

www.lesleyheller.com/artists/dont_fence_me_in/index.html

INTERIOR-ITY—MOSCOW BIENNIAL SPECIAL PROJECT

Interior-ity

My work will be included in "Interior-ity a Special Project for the Moscow Biennial, curated by Dmitry Strakovsky and Zaytseva Lana.

"Interior-ity" offers a study of a set of possibilities that define "art objects" using multiple perspectives offered by the participating artists. In the context of this exhibition, the very act of creation points to a set of processes which express the inner life of an artist, reflect the insider view of the art world, and question the interior arrangements of social spaces. The artists in the show contemplate how these processes, which generally occur within the art world and outside of the discursive sphere of general public, code the significance of what we perceive as art.

The site of this project is an office; a marker of a kind of the quotidian reality that encompasses a vast majority of human experiences in economically "developed" nations. Each work in the show is organically inscribed into the fabric of an office, contributing to the creation of a space that hints at possibilities beyond simplistic definitions of ether "business" or "art" spaces. They include media works, which are played back on the computer (sound pieces, games, video); sculptural works inhabiting the individual workspaces; reconfiguration of everyday objects such as a worker's purse or it's content. All of these function as tiny interventions into the internalized set of our lived experiences.

September 22-25, 2011

PROEKT_FABRIKA
18, Perevedenovsky side-street
Moscow, Russia

4th.moscowbiennale.ru/ru/program/special_projects/interiority.html
www.interior-ity.com

FIRE/SKY/WATER...REPRODUCTION

FIRE SKY WATER

Disorientalism is very excited to participate in FIRE/SKY/WATER...REPRODUCTION, a video program curated by Carlos Rigau at the de la Cruz Collection in Miami.

FIRE/SKY/WATER...REPRODUCTION
April 9-July 9, 2011
Opening Reception
Saturday, April 9, 7PM-10PM

de la Cruz Collection
23 NE 41 Street
Miami, FL 33137

www.delacruzcollection.org

CONSUMING ASIAN AMERICA

Disorientalism

I'm honored to present my work on a panel organized by INDAAR at the Association for Asian American Studies Conference in New Orleans this May.

I will be talking about Disorientalism and how we consume identities in our work.

2011 AAAS Conference
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
May 18-21, 2011

http://aaastudies.org/2011/

http://indaar.asianaustralianstudies.org/

GREEN SCREEN DREAMS

Big Screen Project

If you're in New York for The Armory Show next week, please join me at The Big Screen Project for Green Screen Dreams, a video program curated by Nat Trotman, which includes my piece, Pipecleaner.

Green Screen Dreams gathers videos made in the mid-1980s using then-groundbreaking video processing technology, together with recent works by younger artists who have been inspired by that moment.

Green Screen Dreams at the Big Screen Project
Curated by Nat Trotman in association with 2011 THE ARMORY SHOW

Opening reception / indoor viewing
Tuesday, March 1, 7:00-10:00 PM
80s-inspired drink specials at Bar Basque!

Screening schedule: Mar 2, 3, 4 @ 7pm Mar 5, 6 @ 8 pm

Big Screen Project/Bar Basque Lounge
6th ave between 29th and 30th streets, NYC

www.bigscreenproject.org

FEMINISM AND NEW MEDIA ART: HOT OR NOT?

New Media Caucus

This February, the New Media Caucus annual Symposium will be hosted by my alma mater, The Hunter College MFA Program. The day's programming will include an open dialog on the important topic of Feminism and New Media Art. I am pleased to be Co-Chairing the discussion along with my frequent collaborator, Silvia Ruzanka, who is a faculty member in the Department of the Arts Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

The featured speakers will include: Terry Berkowitz, Jillian Hernandez, Diane Ludin, Jillian McDonald, Prema Murthy, Stephanie Rothenberg and Miriam Tola.

New Media Caucus Symposium
Hunter College MFA Studio Building, 2nd Floor
450 W 41st St

NMC Symposium: 12-6:40pm
"Feminism and New Media: Hot or Not?": 5:40-6:40pm

www.newmediacaucus.org

RESEARCH/SYNTHESIS/IMPLEMENTATION

RSI

It's official: RSI has a new website.

RSI (Research/Synthesis/Implementation) is an art and technology team that advocates for and designs irrational human-computer interfaces. RSI is Silvia Ruzanka (Research), Katherine Behar (Synthesis), and Ben Chang (Implementation). RSI's current work and research critiques the idealism of virtual worlds through interventions in the relationship between the user and the avatar.

www.resynplement.com