January 7, 2020 - e-flux - Programs in January
January 7, 2020


Collective Actions, The Third Variant, Gorky village, May 28, 1978.

Programs in January

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Join us at e-flux this January for Goldin+Senneby's solo exhibition Insurgency of Life, resuming from January 7 and remaining on view through February 8; and for a reading and conversation of Andrei Monastyrski's Elementary Poetry, featuring Brian Droitcour, Boris Groys, Yelena Kalinsky, and guests.

We look forward to seeing you in 2020.

Goldin+Senneby, Insurgency of Life
On view December 6—February 8, 2020
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 12–6pm

You remember it as a stressful period.
You had started a new job and your relationship was out of balance. Your partner had left for France and communication was difficult. You travelled to Paris so you could talk.
Your left foot went stiff.
Part of your abdomen went stiff, just around the solar plexus.
Actually maybe more numb than stiff.
The kind of numb, tingling sensation that you can have when your arm falls asleep. The pins and needles sensation. For a moment you can’t locate your arm. You can’t move it.
Only this time the moment of numbness, of paresthesia, was extended. It went on too long. Your foot was numb. Your solar plexus was numb. And it wouldn’t go away.
You assumed it was psychological. Related to stress. The emotional stress of your crumbling relationship.

e-flux is very pleased to present Insurgency of Life, Goldin+Senneby's first solo exhibition in the US, curated by Maria Lind.

Insurgency of Life is a retrospective of sorts. A retrospective of a condition. And of dependencies and relationships. Rather than exhibiting a collection of existing artworks, Goldin+Senneby have drawn on bodily experiences from the fifteen years that they have worked together, experiences that have shaped both their artistic and life decisions while remaining largely invisible in their artistic output. These experiences concern living with an autoimmune condition—multiple sclerosis or MS—and what that has meant for their joint subjectivity. The exhibition is also a retrospective of an evolving network of collaborators and collaborations the artists’ work has always depended upon.

Andrei Monastyrski, Elementary Poetry
Reading and conversation with Boris Groys, Brian Droitcour, Yelena Kalinsky, and guests

Friday, January 24, 7pm

Andrei Monastyrski has received international recognition for his work with Collective Actions, a group of artists and writers who began to organize outdoor actions on the edge of Moscow in 1976. However, Monastyrski came to art practice through poetry, experimenting with sound, form, and audience participation. In 2011, e-flux hosted the exhibition Out of Town: Andrei Monastyrski and Collective Actions, curated by Boris Groys, who has also written a preface for Monastyrski's Elementary Poetry, a new volume published by Ugly Duckling Presse and Soberscove Press. This book makes available for the first time in English many of Monastyrski’s poems, books, and action objects from the early 1970s to the early 1980s, tracing a genealogy of the art action in poetry. 

Join us with translators Yelena Kalinsky and Brian Droitcour for a reading from Elementary Poetry, with an introduction by Boris Groys and a conversation about Monastyrski's work with invited guests.

Admission if free, first come first served. For updates to our program visit our website or subscribe to our events mailing list. For more information, contact program [​at​] e-flux.com.

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