Feb 5, 2017, 2PM

Coffee and Conversation: Renée Green’s Participatory Histories with Anna-Claire Stinebring


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Installation view, The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Photo: Constance Mensh.

Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and join Penn History of Art PhD and PennDesign MFA candidates for an intimate conversation inspired by the ICA exhibitions on view.

Anna-Claire Stinebring, Penn History of Art PhD candidate, leads a conversation exploring the intersection of rigorous research and creative play in the interdisciplinary practice of Renée Green.

The discussion will focus on Green’s expansive Space Poem #3 (Media Bicho) (2012), part of ICA’s presentation of The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now, on view through March 19, 2017.

The vibrant colors and bold text of Space Poem #3 (Media Bicho) span the gallery space without a clear sequence and without explicit citations, in a visual, spatial redefinition of poetic “free verse.” This form allows viewers to shape their own experiences of the text, with its declarations of empowerment and dissent—of creative, social, and political possibilities. How does Green merge the archive with affective experience in this and other works? In what ways are we called to participate as viewers, within and beyond the gallery space?

This event is free and open to the public; register here.
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Anna-Claire Stinebring.