Andrea Geyer: Dance in a Future with All Present


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The Kitchen celebrates the launch of the most substantive monograph yet published on the work of German-born, New York–based multimedia artist Andrea Geyer. Dance in a Future with All Present focuses on Geyer’s recent explorations of the marginalized yet pivotal role that women have played in the formulation of American modernism, tracing and honoring the ephemeral acts, initiatives, and stories that shaped it. This event includes a performative reading by contributors and a group of dancers including Laurel RichardsonCayleen Del Rosario, and Eliana Theologides Rodriguez.

Originating during Geyer’s 2012–13 fellowship at the Museum of Modern Art, the artist’s research uncovered a vast network of woman-identified activists, artists, art collectors, museum directors, philanthropists, poets, and political and social visionaries. Following their traces revealed collaborative activity—across boundaries of class and race and at the intersection of culture and politics—that has been rendered largely invisible by a predominantly white patriarchy despite its provocation of significant shifts in American modernism. In further explorations of how certain histories are omitted, the artist’s work materializes the uncanny proximity of presence and absence in not only understandings of the past but also framings of the present. 

The book shares many of the rich details that Geyer’s work has generated, while maintaining a commitment to concept, poetry, and form, much as her artworks do. The horizontality of texts in the book makes space for different formats, lengths, and approaches to writing. The accumulation of a multitude of voices—each offering of differentiated repetition—alongside this unique selection of images, creates a sense of emphasis and, after Gertrude Stein, dare we say, insistence.

Edited by Alhena Katsof, Karen Kelly, and Barbara Schroeder, and published by Dancing Foxes Press and Portland Institute of Contemporary Art. With contributions by Matthew Jeffrey Abrams, Andrianna Campbell, Juli Carson, Barbara Clausen, Lynne Cooke, Dean Daderko, Saisha Grayson, Sharon Hayes, Megan Heuer, Danielle A. Jackson, Alhena Katsof, Kristan Kennedy, Thomas J. Lax, Ralph Lemon, André Lepecki, Renate Lorenz, Josiah McElheny, Fred Moten, Kristin Poor, Yvonne Rainer, Gabriela Rangel, Jeannine Tang, and Soyoung Yoon.

Monday, November 18, 7pm 


This event takes place at The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY

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Literature programs at The Kitchen are always free thanks to the support of our members. To learn more about the benefits of becoming a member, please click here.

Public programs are made possible with support from Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Image: Andrea Geyer, Time Tenderness, 2016, 16 mm film transferred to HD video (color, silent) with Lily Gold and Omagbitse Omagbemi.

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