Ad Hoc Vox and the CUE Art Foundation are pleased to present Then Again: a panel discussion, performed.
Then Again is a reply to That is Then, This is Now, a show curated by Irving Sandler and Robert Storr of the work of a group of artists who came to prominence in the 1970’s, but subsequently have disappeared from the New York City public gaze. Ad Hoc Vox has responded to this diachronic curatorial strategy by gathering together panels from the 1960’s to the present to be performed by a group of contemporary artists. This act of time travel is inspired both by our conversations with the Jackson Pollock Bar — a collective based in Freiburg, Germany that has staged re-enactments of panels, interviews, and other forms of live conversation — and our own history of organizing performance events alongside our panels, such as I’m Feeling Lucky at P.P.O.W. Gallery in 2009.
Then Again includes panelists Carl Andre, Marcel Duchamp, Leon Golub, Robert Rauschenberg, Ad Reinhardt, David Salle, and others, played by Colleen Asper, Jennifer Dudley, Hein Koh, Rachel Mason, and Lilly McElroy.
Featuring Hein Koh, Rachel Mason, Lilly McElroy, with Colleen Asper and Jennifer Dudley.
HEIN KOH is an artist based in New York City, and her work has received press in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Brooklyn Rail, amongst other publications. She holds two BAs from Dartmouth College, in Studio Art and Psychology, and received her MFA in Painting from Yale. She is also a recipient of a Mid-Atlantic Foundation Artists and Communities grant, and was recently accepted into the Bronx Museum Artists in the Marketplace program for 2011. Recent exhibitions include "Irrelevant: Local Emerging Asian Artists Who Do Not Make Work About Being Asian" at Arario Gallery and "Fragments" at Parlour, a nomadic curatorial project based in New York.
RACHEL MASON is a sculptor, songwriter, and performer and since 2001 has exhibited her artwork at galleries and museums internationally, including Kunsthalle Zurich, Park Avenue Armory, Art in General, Sculpture Center, Hessel Museum of Art (Bard College), The Henry Art Gallery, Circus Gallery, Madison Museum of Art, Sullivan Gallery (School of the Art Institute Chicago), Center for Book Arts, and Sing Sing Prison where she has been a volunteer art instructor since 2005 and has coordinated exhibitions of work by incarcerated men. She has produced videos that have been shown in festivals and in conjunction with live performances and self recorded nearly two hundred songs. Her piece Kissing President Bush was on the front page of The New York Times in 2004 and has been exhibited and mentioned in articles internationally. Mason has also worked as a recreation therapist in nursing homes and psychiatric centers since 2007.
LILLY McELROY was raised in a small town in Southern Arizona where she spent a lot of time at rodeos. She won a few ribbons and once sold a sheep for a decent price. She was formally educated at The University of Arizona, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Fine Arts Work Center, and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. The time spent at those institutions lead to her unabashed interest in the cliche and the literal as well as her often misguided attempts at making authentic connections. She currently resides in Brooklyn where things like sunsets and stained glass windows have become highly important.