April 4, 2011 - Anthology Film Archives - New York Conversations
April 4, 2011

New York Conversations

Film still, “New York Conversations,” 2010.
64 minutes, 16mm-to-video.

Anthology Film Archives presents a special screening,
in collaboration with the New Museum:

New York Conversations
by Anton Vidokle

2010, 64 minutes, 16mm-to-video

Friday, April 8 at 730PM

32 Second Ave, New York

New York Conversations is a text film. Shot in a Chinatown storefront converted for this occasion into an improvised kitchen/restaurant, the film documents three days of public conversations between artists, critics, curators, and a free floating public. The talks, lunches, and dinners were organized by Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nico Dockx, and Anton Vidokle in response to an invitation by Brussels-based art journal A Prior to be the subject of their new issue. Instead of commissioning essays or producing artwork to be printed in the journal, the artists decided to rethink the structure by which an art publication is produced and to attempt to do this discursively in a public setting. The film is a subjective record of these conversations, which explored various topics ranging from questions concerning precarious and immaterial labor in the field of art, to more immediate questions concerning whether what was actually taking place throughout the course of the event was in fact an artwork.

With: Francisca Benitez, Nico Dockx, Daniel Faust, Media Farzin, Liam Gillick, Egon Hanfstingl, Jörg Heiser, Steven Kaplan, Shama Khanna, Anders Kreuger, Miwon Kwon, Valerie Mannaerts, Sis Matthé, Hadley Nunes, Saul Ostrow, Marti Peran, Simon Rees, Els Roelandt, Dieter Roelstraete, Martha Rosler, Joe Scanlan, Maxwel Stephen, Monika Szewczyk, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Jan Verwoert, Anton Vidokle, Lawrence Weiner, Andrea Wiarda, Louwrien Wijers and others.

Presented in collaboration with the New Museum. Special thanks to Anton Vidokle, and to Eungie Joo & Ethan Swan (New Museum)

Sternberg Press has published an edition of New York Conversations on DVD. For further information and to order a copy, please contact mail@sternberg-press.com

New York Conversations
April 2011, English
DVD, 64:40 min., stereo
Picture: PAL, 4:3, b/w
ISBN 978-1-934105-37-5

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