In Conversation: Anne Lindberg, James Dodd, and Peter Matthiessen Wheelwright - Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 6:30-7:30pm

In Conversation: Anne Lindberg, James Dodd, and Peter Matthiessen Wheelwright

Sponsored by the Parsons School of Design’s School of Constructed Environments
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 6:30 pm
$10 general / $8 members and students 
The Theater at MAD


Program Description

Join Anne Lindberg, James Dodd, and Peter Matthiessen Wheelwright in a discussion of perception, time, and materiality through Lindberg’s MAD installation the eye’s level. The presenters—a philosophy professor, an architect and a writer, and an artist—will weave together the historical, phenomenological, experiential and perceptual underpinnings of Lindberg’s work, to illustrate this not-to-be-missed installation in new and exciting ways. 

Anne Lindberg creates sculptures and drawings that tap into a non-verbal physiological landscape of body and space, provoking emotional, visceral and perceptual responses. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in places such as The Drawing Center (USA, NY), Tegnerforbundet (Norway), SESC Bom Retiro (Brazil), Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (USA, NE), Cranbrook Art Museum (USA, MI), Nevada Museum of Art (USA, NV), Museum of Fine Arts Boston (USA, Boston), The Mattress Factory (USA, PA), Museum of Arts and Design (USA, NY), Thomas Cole Historic Site (USA, NY), Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh (USA, NC), US Embassy in Rangoon (Burma), Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (US, GA), Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati (USA, OH) among many others. Awards include a 2011 Painters & Sculptors Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, Charlotte Street Foundation Fellowship, ArtsKC Fund Inspiration Grants, Lighton International Artists Exchange grant, Art Omi International Artists Residency, an American Institute of Architects Allied Arts and Crafts award, and a Mid-America National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. She holds a BFA from Miami University, and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

James Dodd is a Professor of Philosophy at The New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts in New York. He specializes in phenomenology and 19th and 20th century continental philosophy. Current research includes the history of transcendental logic from Kant to Husserl, the philosophy of architecture, the philosophy of violence, the work of the Czech dissident philosopher Jan Patočka, and philosophical responses to the First World War. He has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, including a Fritz-Thyssen Fellowship in 1996/1997 and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in 2000. Publications include Phenomenological Reflections on Violence. A Skeptical Approach (Routledge, 2017);Phenomenology, Architecture, and the Built World;Exercises in Philosophical Anthropology (Brill, 2017); Violence and Phenomenology (Routledge, 2009; Paperback, 2014); Crisis and Reflection: An Essay on Husserl’s Crisis of the European Sciences (Kluwer, 2004); and numerous articles on Hegel, Schelling, Nietzsche, and Husserl.

Peter Matthiessen Wheelwright is a writer, an educator, and an architect. He is Professor Emeritus at Parsons School of Design, The New School in New York , where he was Chair of the Department of Architecture, Interior Design and Lighting from 1998-2007. His architecture work (PMWArchitects) has been widely published and The Kaleidoscope House, a modernist dollhouse designed in collaboration with artist Laurie Simmons, is in the Collection of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art. His 2013 novel, As It Is On Earth was awarded a Pen/Hemingway Honorable Mention for Literary Excellence in Debut Fiction. His second novel, A Doctrine of Signatures, is to be published in 2020.

Topologies at The Warehouse Dallas on view until late December 2018

I'm delighted to announce that my work that is in the Howard and Cindy Rachofsky Collection is part of terrific exhibition Topologies curated by Mika Yoshitake at The Warehouse Dallas.

Anne Lindberg, parallel 38, 2013 graphite on cotton mat board, 80 by 60 inches, photography by EG Schempf, Howard and Cindy Rachofsky Collection

Anne Lindberg, parallel 38, 2013 graphite on cotton mat board, 80 by 60 inches, photography by EG Schempf, Howard and Cindy Rachofsky Collection

Artists throughout the post–World War II period have been fascinated by the ways in which space can be activated. One key model has been the notion of topology (“logic of place”), which centers on the concept of geometric transformation, in which space and shape can be expanded, contracted, distorted, and twisted while the structure of the object remains constant throughout. 

Taking this definition as a launching point, topology appeared in postwar art in the late 1960s. A turn away from the fixed structures of Euclidean geometry and empiricism, topological properties as applied in art include connection via a breakdown of boundaries, the use of open structures, and a cross-pollination of disciplines that questions systems of knowledge. Movement and change, rather than a static object itself, constitutes the artwork. Topologies demonstrates how this mathematical field and its implications came into use by visual artists who were expanding systems-based practices in a variety of media around the world.

Two conceptions of topology by artists whose works are on view at The Rachofsky House provide key axes to this exhibition. In Japan, the idea was interpreted through a physics of form foundational to the Mono-ha group’s breakthrough Land art piece Phase—Mother Earth (1968) by artist Nobuo Sekine, which operates on a continuous renewal of perception through a cycle of creation and recreation. In the United States, artist Dan Graham introduced topology in his seminal essay “Subject Matter” (1969), describing perceptual effects in process-based practices in which “the spectator’s visual field . . . shifts in a topology of expansion, contraction, or skew.” Together, these ideas from different parts of the world establish the radical significance of the idea that form may remain continuous despite changes that occur over time. 

Gathering more than 100 works created between 1952 and 2016 by 61 artists, Topologies offers both snapshots of particular moments in time and historical lineages that unfold over years. It draws from The Rachofsky Collection’s strong formal and conceptual holdings on international practices that emphasize process and materiality. The show expands on themes including permutation and distortion in space, inversions and other shifts in the body’s phenomenological relationship to space, material transition based on gravity and entropy, the politics of displacement, and reconceiving abject encounters between the synthetic and organic. 

Topologies draws works from The Rachofsky Collection, the Dallas Museum of Art, Deedie Rose, and Jennifer and John Eagle.

Mika Yoshitake, Exhibition Curator

David Altmejd
El Anatsui
Janine Antoni
Leonor Antunes
Mel Bochner
Alighiero Boetti
Geta Bratescu
Alberto Burri
Chung Chang-Sup
Alice Channer
Lucy Dodd
Kōji Enokura
Luciano Fabro
Peter Fischli / David Weiss
Lucio Fontana
Helen Frankenthaler
Marcius Galan
Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Ann Hamilton
Rachel Harrison
Minoru Hirata
Jim Hodges
Shirazeh Houshiary
Pierre Huyghe
Park Hyunki
Akira Kanayama
On Kawara
Lee Kun-Yong
Yayoi Kusama
Liz Larner
John Latham
Annette Lawrence
Barry Le Va
Seung-Taek Lee
Anne Lindberg
Dashiell Manley
Cildo Meireles
Marisa Merz
Natsuyuki Nakanishi
Bruce Nauman
Hitoshi Nomura
Shinro Ohtake
Gabriel Orozco
Kiyoji Otsuji
Sigmar Polke
Robert Rauschenberg
Pipilotti Rist
Analia Saban
Shozo Shimamoto
Fujiko Shiraga
Frances Stark
Jiro Takamatsu
Cheyney Thompson
Rikrit Tiravanija
Gunther Uecker
Lee Ufan
Paloma Varga Weisz
Tsuruko Yamazaki
Toshio Yoshida
Kwon Young-Woo

TRUE NORTH opens @ LABspace Saturday, April 7th from 4-7pm in Hillsdale, NY

TRUE NORTH opens at LABspace this Saturday, April 7th, 4-7pm

LABspace is pleased to invite you to the opening reception of True North, an exhibition and happening organized by Julie Torres. True North is a survey and celebration of upstate NY and surrounding area artists who are connected and engaged at the local level— professionally and socially in real time, IRL.

By mapping out this vast visual record of area art makers we hope to strengthen and expand our community, and bring focus to the exciting work being made close to home. True North is a show about connecting, expanding and transcending physical spaces. Area artist and curator Julie Torres will wallpaper the walls with small works on paper from nearly 200 area artists, and those who have been active at LABspace via past exhibits and events. All work on view has been selected with artist-friendly pricing in mind.

On view in True North:
Adie Russell, Adrian Meraz, Aïcha S. Woods, Alex Gingrow, Alexander Ross, Alison Fox, Allison Hester, Alyssa E. Fanning, Amy Griffin, Amy Talluto, Andy Cross, Ann Getsinger, Ann Wolf, Anne Lindberg, Arlene Santana Thornton, Ashley Garrett, Audrey Stone, Baju Wijono, Berly Brown, Beth Humphrey, Brantner DeAtley, Brece Honeycutt, Brian Walters, Brian Wood, Caitlin Parker, Carla Aurich, Carleen Sheehan, Carol Diehl, Carole P. Kunstadt, Carter Hodgkin, Cary Smith, Christina Tenaglia, Christopher Schade, Claire Sherwood, Claudia McNulty, Claudia Tienan, Corinne Robbins, Cotter Luppi, Cynthia Atwood, D. Jack Solomon, Dan Devine, Dana Gentile, Dana Piazza, Daniella Dooling, Danny Goodwin, Danny Licul, Dasha Bazanova, David Ambrose, David Pollack, David Rich, Dawn Breeze, Deborah Zlotsky, Dee Shapiro, Denise Oehl, dgk_nyc / DG Krueger, Diane Dwyer, Donnabelle Casis, Elisa Lendvay, Elisa Pritzker, Elisa Soliven, Elizabeth Gourlay, Ellen Letcher, Emil Alzamora, Eric Wolf, Erick Johnson, Eva Lundsager, Eva Melas, Filiz Emma Soyak, Gabe Brown, Gail Leboff, George Spencer, George Tsalikis, Gina Occhiogrosso, Gregory Slick, Greta Svalberg, Gretchen Kelly, Guy Walker, Henry Klimowicz, Hideyo Okamura, Holly Hughes, Iain Machell, Iris Jaffe, Itty Neuhaus, Jacob Fossum, Jade Doskow, Jamie Goldenberg, Janine Lambers, Jean Feinberg, Jeanette Fintz, Jeff Starr, JJ Manford, Joan Grubin, Joe Goodwin, Joel Longenecker, John Clarke, Jon Piasecki, Joy Taylor, Julia Whitney Barnes, Julie Evans, Julie Shapiro, June & Jude (June Kim & Jude Shimer), Kara Smith, Karen Shaw, Karin Schaefer, Karl Jones, Katelin Kirby, Katharine Umsted, Kathleen Loe, Kathy Osborn, Kelsey Renko, Kim McLean, Kirsten Kucer, Kylie Heidenheimer, Laurie Thomas, Lawre Stone, Lee Meltzer, Lee Walker, Leona Christie, Licha Jiménez, Linda Stillman, Loren Britton, Lorrie Fredette, Madison LaVallee, Maggie Nowinski, Mandolyn Wilson Rosen, Marc Bernier, Margaret Saliske, Marie Vickerilla, Marieken Cochius, Martha Bone, Maude White, Maureen Beitler, Matt Crane, Melissa Thorne, Michael A. Lee, Michael Davis, Michael Rodriguez, Michael Valiquette, Michael Van Winkle, Michael Vincent Bushy, Monika Sosnowski, Nancy Goldring, Nicole Cherubini, Pamela Lawton, Paula Lalala, Paulette Myers-Rich, Peggy Cyphers, Peggy Klineman, Peter Dudek, Petra Nimtz, Philip Knoll, Polly Shindler, Richard Peck, Richard Saja, Rita MacDonald, Robert Oehl, Roman M. Hrab, Ruby Palmer, Sam Scoggins, Samantha Palmeri, Samuel Rowlett, Sara Farrell Okamura, Sara Wallach, Sascha Mallon, Sean Greene, Seth Koen, Slink Moss, Stephen Niccolls, Sue Muskat, Susan English, Susan Jennings, Susan Meyer, Susan Rabinowitz, Susan Scott, Susannah Auferoth, T. Klacsmann, Tara Fracalossi, Tasha Depp, Theresa Hackett, Thomas Lail, Timothy Forry, Tom McGill, Tony Thompson, Vincent Pidone, Vivian Baumann, Waltraude Woods, Will Hutnick, Ybot Walker and Zachary Keeting.

Anne Lindberg -  untitled 180326 , graphite and colored pencil on cotton paper, 10 by 12 inches

Anne Lindberg - untitled 180326, graphite and colored pencil on cotton paper, 10 by 12 inches

LABspace is dedicated to experiments in curation, exhibiting category-busting and/or materially surprising contemporary art, and hosting performance art, screenings, readings and music that push the boundaries of categorization, participation and/or experience.

LABspace is located on NY Rt 23 just west of NY Rt 22 in Hillsdale, NY (Columbia County.) The gallery is located behind and downstairs from CrossRoads Food Shop.

Visit LABspace on Saturdays, 1-5pm, beginning April 14.
True North is on view through May 2018.

the long sun, a solo exhibition of new work by Anne Lindberg opens at CAM Raleigh, February 2, 2018

the long sun, a solo exhibition of new work by Anne Lindberg opens at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, NC on Friday February 2, and runs through June 10, 2018

“Is honey the living equivalent of gold? Supposing one tried to give temperatures to colors. In a sense, we do it all the time when talking about warm and cool ones. A certain Red is 98 degrees C, Ultramarine is 7 degrees C, Cobalt Blue is -10 degrees C etc. Maybe yellow is the one color which is body temperature 37 degrees C. And so, the ancient Egyptians believed it was the color of immortality. You are struck by the fact that yellow is never regular, it’s varied. As you say it stores and reflects light, but it receives and gives off waves
which are not constant – as though its surface is liquid rather than solid.
And this irregularity reminds us of living skin…of a body.”

From I Send You This Cadmium Red – a correspondence between
writer John Berger and John Christie

Barcelona : ACTAR, in collaboration with MALM 2000

Anne Lindberg’s new solo exhibition the long sun brings light, materiality and rhythm to ruminations on the sun in context, eliciting qualities that are optical and spatial, emotional and tangential.

Lindberg cites a long tradition of the relationship of deep thinking and creating to time spent walking – connecting this practice to Henri Rousseau, William Wordsworth, Robert Walser and Virginia Woolf.  the long sun expounds on the seamless relationship between the pace of her step and the evolution of the work in both two and three dimensions. Thousands of lines are pulled across a pliant mat board and cast between walls while walking. This work carries with it a quiet reserve, emotional power, and formal abstraction, building a gradient light, with a slow and telling use of tone to find meaning.

Lindberg studio time is a paced and daily conversation with place, in body and mind. From her studio in the Hudson River Valley, elements of light, space, and time coalesce from this understanding. As this work generates fundamental questions about time, causality and sequence, Lindberg speaks in an essential way to the human condition. the long sun presents a visual and bodily experience that conjoins personal and abstract voices with a sense that alchemy can exist in everyday life.

Below are images of the drawings - installation shots will be added as soon as the custom work is completed in the gallery (week of January 25 - Feb 1)