Check here for the calendar of events during the month of June, organized on the occasion of Gretchen Bender: So Much Deathless. Programs are free and open to the public with RSVP.
Seating for all events is limited. RSVP is strongly recommended or email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the program title in your subject line.
Virtual Histories: Video selections from the archives of The Gretchen Bender Estate
Friday, June 14
Using Bender’s notion of deathlessness as a framework, Virtual Histories is a special series of film and video screenings that presents short video works and feature films by artists who explore multi-dimensional memory, alternative scenarios, and imaginary time.
As part of the series, the curatorial staff, in collaboration with The Gretchen Bender Estate, presents a collection of videos found in Bender’s archives, from military commercials and sponsored films, to Siggraph demo reels and early computer graphic experiments.
Exhibition Tour: Cay Sophie Rabinowitz
Wednesday, June 26
On select weekdays throughout the exhibition, join us for a series of exhibition tours led by friends, artists, and contemporaries of Bender, in dialogue with Red Bull Arts New York curators. On Wednesday, June 26 at 4:30pm, Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, Representative of the Gretchen Bender Estate, joins Associate Curator Kenta Murakami for our third exhibition walkthrough.
Cay-Sophie Rabinowitz is the director of OSMOS, a network of independent editorial and curatorial platforms based in New York. Rabinowitz has been Senior Editor of Parkett and Artistic Director of Art Basel as well as faculty at Columbia University and Parsons.
Rabinowitz is a publisher of books with emerging artists such as Eileen Quinlan, Leslie Hewitt and Wardell Milan, just as she is the primary representative for the estates of artists Gretchen Bender and Darrel Ellis. In 2011 Rabinowitz launched OSMOS Magazine “about the use and abuse of photography” wherein established practitioners are featured alongside the next generation.
Virtual Histories: Robert Longo
Friday, June 28
Using Bender’s notion of deathlessness as a framework, Virtual Histories is a special series of film and video screenings that presents short video works and feature films by artists who explore multi-dimensional memory, alternative scenarios, and imaginary time. As a follow-up to their short, each artist has been invited to screen a personally influential film that reflects Bender’s contributions to new media theory and production.
Longo joins us this Friday to introduce a selection of his and Bender’s iconic music videos, including Middle Manby Vernon Reid and Living Color (dir. Longo); Peace Sells by Megadeth (dir. Longo, edited by Bender), Bizarre Love Triangle by New Order (dir. Longo, edited by Bender). The screenings will be followed by the landmark science fiction film La Jetée (dir. Chris Marker, 28 mins, 1962).
An important figure of the Pictures Generation, Robert Longo is a painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. Bender’s partner throughout the 80s, Longo collaborated with her on music videos for post-punk bands including R.E.M, New Order, and Megadeth.