Artists Space

• intent • content • form:
six takes on ART CLUB2000

January 21, 2021, 7pm

with Bernadette Van-Huy, Collier Schorr, Douglas Coupland, Jack Pierson, Malik Gaines, and Natasha Stagg

A snowglobe with a portrait photograph inside sits on a surface next to three sheets of paper featuring typewritten and handwritten notes.
Selections from the ART CLUB2000 archive. Photo: Nicole Eisenman. [A snowglobe with a portrait photograph inside sits on a surface next to three sheets of paper featuring typewritten and handwritten notes.]

Artists Space is very pleased to present a special evening of reflections on the work of ART CLUB2000. Featuring Bernadette Van-Huy, Collier Schorr, Douglas Coupland, Jack Pierson, Malik Gaines, and Natasha Stagg, these eminent panelists will each offer a close reading of one or more aspects of AC2K's work. Each focusing on an exhibition, a single image or artwork, or an element from the archive, they will present their observations, memories, inferences, focuses, and extrapolations on ART CLUB2000's artistic project.

ART CLUB2000: Selected Works 1992–1999 is currently on view at Artists Space through January 30th. It will travel to Kunsthalle Zürich from September 19, 2021 – January 16, 2022.

• intent • content • form: six takes on ART CLUB2000. Talk Documentation. Thursday, January 21, 2021, 7pm. Artists Space, New York. [Video documentation of multiple individuals discussing art with the use of imagery.]

Bernadette Van-Huy is an artist living in New York.

Collier Schorr was born in New York City in 1963. As part of the heady New York art world of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Schorr’s early work mined the vernacular of postmodernism to create photographs that toe the line between documentary and fiction. Often using her subjects allegorically, Schorr’s work navigates the auspices of identity politics to ask beguiling questions about the nomenclature of selfhood. Schorr has exhibited her work internationally at prestigious venues that include the Museum of Modern Art, New York; LUMA Foundation, Arles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow; Le Consortium, Dijon; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Kunstwerke, Berlin; Walker Art Center in Minneapolis;  Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Consorcio Salamanca, Spain. Six monographs of Schorr’s recent bodies of work have been published by MACK, United Kingdom. Collier Schorr attended New York’s School of Visual Arts, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

Douglas Coupland is a graduate of Vancouver’s  Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, as well as the Hokkaido College of Art and Design in Sapporo, Japan. He also attended the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy. His work has been the subject of two major museum retrospectives: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Royal Ontario Museum, and Toronto’s Museum of Contemporary Art, and Bit Rot at Rotterdam's Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art and Munich's Villa Stuck. His work has been included in numerous international exhibitions including: Art in the Age of Anxiety, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2020; Hello, Robot., Nouveau Musée Bienne, 2020 and Vitra Design Museum, 2017; Human Learning: What Machines Teach Us, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, 2020; The Extreme Present, presented by Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch, Miami, 2019; 24/7: A Wake up Call for our Non-Stop World, Somerset House, London, 2019-2020; I Was Raised on the Internet, MCA Chicago, 2018; Electronic Superhighway, curated by Omar Kholeif, Whitechapel Gallery, London and MAAT, Lisbon, Portugal, 2017. In 2019, Coupland co-curated the exhibition Age of You at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Shumon Basar.

Jack Pierson is an artist who has lived and worked in NYC for over 30 years. He is represented by Regen Projects in Los Angeles and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris. His current exhibition, Five New Pieces, is currently on view at Kerry Schuss Gallery until February 6, 2021.

Malik Gaines writes, composes, and performs and is associate professor of Performance Studies at New York University. His book Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left (2017) traces political ideas through performances of the 1960s and beyond. His next book project, which has been supported by a Warhol Foundation grant, explores contemporary artworks and performances that act at the limits of national sovereignty. His writing about art and performance has appeared in Art Journal, Women & Performance, Artforum and many others, and he has written essays for numerous exhibition catalogues and artist’s books, most recently for artists Lorraine O’Grady, Jacolby Satterwhite, Kehinde Wiley, Senga Nengudi, Pope.L, The Judson Dance Theater, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, and Ed Bereal. He has performed and exhibited extensively with the group My Barbarian, which was included in the Whitney Biennial, two California Biennials, two Performa Biennials, the Montreal Biennial and the Baltic Triennial, among many other showings. The group is currently planning a 20-year survey of their work to open fall 2021 at the Whitney Museum. Gaines also makes performance work in other collaborations and solo, including “Star Choir,” a current music and video collaboration with Alexandro Segade.

Natasha Stagg is the author of Surveys: a Novel and Sleeveless: Fashion, Image, Media, New York 2011-2019, both published by Semiotext(e). 

Program support for Artists Space is provided by The Friends of Artists Space, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, The Cy Twombly Foundation, The David Teiger Foundation, The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The New York Community Trust, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Willem de Kooning Foundation, The Danielson Foundation, The Fox Aarons Foundation, Herman Goldman Foundation, The Destina Foundation, The Luce Foundation, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, VIA Art Fund, Arison Arts Foundation, The Chicago Community Fund, The David Rockefeller Fund, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, The Jill and Peter Kraus Foundation, The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation.