Disjecta January + February 2014

Disjecta January + February 2014

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

Deville Cohen, ZERO (still), 2013. Video. Courtesy of the artist.
January 10, 2014
Disjecta January + February 2014

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center
8371 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97217


Disjecta Contemporary Art Center
2013–14 Curator-in-Residence, Summer Guthery

Vlatka Horvat, closes January 12
Deville Cohen, ZERO. January 25–March 1

Performances series:
Math Bass and Lauren Davis Fisher, January 11
Tyler Coburn, January 17 & 18
Matthew Lutz Kinoy, February 15
Kathryn Andrews, March 1

Hat on Hook:
Uri Aran, Heidi Schwegler, Tatiana Kronberg
Disjecta Curator-in-Residence Summer Guthery wraps up her ambitious program with two solo exhibitions, a flurry of performances and three smaller viewing experiences. Vlatka Horvat’s acclaimed solo exhibition closes January 12, followed by the premiere of Deville Cohen’s ZERO on January 25.

Vlatka Horvat, December 7–January 12
Vlatka Horvat presents an ambitious new installation created on site, shown in dialogue with new works on paper. Using a set of materials and objects to create a series of overlapping fences, haphazardly erected cordons, barriers, and makeshift enclosures meandering through the entire space of Disjecta’s main gallery. Horvat’s installation investigates gestures and strategies of partitioning and demarcating of physical space, constructing multiple “temporary territories” within the confines of these provisional, improvised spatial divisions.  Bringing to the fore a relation of reorganization of space to cartography, land surveying, zoning and urban planning, the project also teases out a connection of spatial division to the practices of drawing and choreography.

Deville Cohen, January 25–March 1
ZERO is Cohen’s most recent video completed while in residence at Disjecta and is the first time he will have the opportunity to create a large sculptural installation in which to screen the new work, placing the viewer directly into his imagined scenes. The work inspired in part by the television crime drama The X-Files. His interest in idiosyncratic systems of relations and understanding leads to taking closed narrative forms, like the television show structure of a crime scene, investigation and resolution, only to twist it apart. That recognizable structure breaks down, becomes abstracted and is exhausted, revealing the fragile qualities of the materials, devices and logics he uses. Influenced by theater, sculpture, cinematography and collage, he creates abstract psychic dramas that are clearly handmade, but nonetheless visually and structurally complex.

Performance series

Math Bass and Lauren Davis Fisher. Quiet Work in Session, a new choreography and sound performance collaboration.
January 11

Tyler Coburn, I’m that angel, a book about “content farming” read aloud in data centers worldwide.
January 17 & 18

Matthew Lutz Kinoy. Lutz Kinoy’s Loose Buddies including films by Jessie Stead, Tamara Henderson & Jeannine Han, paintings by Magni Borgehed and Matthew Lutz-Kinoy.
February 15

Kathryn Andrews. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (Continuous Roll), a holiday extravaganza performance that incorporates dance and projected video.
March 1

Hat on Hook
Hat On Hook is a four-by-six-foot gallery dedicated to showing single objects in a looser timeframe than the main galleries with the intention of complicating, expanding, rebutting or adding insight to works in the main space. Works were chosen based on their need for a more intimate viewing that would be impossible in a group or larger exhibition. The title of the room comes from it being the size of a closet, a place where a resident curator can hang her hat and the act of exposing your head.

About the program
The Curator-in-Residence program provides an opportunity for emerging local and national curatorial talent to develop and expand the scope of their practice. During their one-year residency, curators engage a broad range of artists to create a series of exhibitions in Disjecta’s dynamic 3,500-square-foot space.

Disjecta is currently accepting proposals for a Curator-in-Residence for the 2014–2015 exhibition season. See website for details.

About Disjecta
Founded in 2000, Disjecta Contemporary Art Center builds ambitious programs that promote artists and engage communities. These dynamic programs showcase new work and fuel collaborations between artists, curators and viewers that impact and intervene in the larger contemporary arts dialogue. Disjecta exacts equal rigor from local and national artists, while keenly recognizing and supporting the talent of the region.

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