Time as Material

Monday 10-24-11 7 PM
The Kitchen, 512 W 19th St, NYC
Time as Material

Ad Hoc Vox and The Kitchen are pleased to invite you to Time as Mate­r­ial, the third in a series of panel dis­cus­sions orga­nized by Ad Hoc Vox on the sub­ject of time. The first cov­ered broad sci­en­tific and cul­tural under­stand­ings of time, while the sec­ond addressed time in nar­ra­tive — focus­ing on lit­er­a­ture, the­ater, and cin­ema. For Time As Mate­r­ial, we will explore time as both a sub­ject and vari­able in the con­cep­tion, exe­cu­tion, pre­sen­ta­tion, recep­tion and con­ser­va­tion of art.

Art, of all the dis­ci­plines, has been the most onto­log­i­cally slip­pery. Once syn­ony­mous with cer­tain mate­r­ial tra­di­tions, like paint­ing, the 20th cen­tury expanded the field of art to include a host of prac­tices which set about to sys­tem­at­i­cally dema­te­ri­al­ize the art object. Such prac­tices have pro­duced their own objects, many of which, like film or per­for­mance, are dura­tional and sub­se­quently are cat­e­go­rized and stud­ied as “time-based.” Yet another effect of the expanded field of art has been that even materially-based prac­tices are often under­stood — through frame­works as diverse as process, per­for­ma­tiv­ity, and social­ity — as pro­duc­ing tem­po­ral objects. Time as Mate­r­ial will exam­ine how these con­texts for think­ing through and about time inform artis­tic practice.

Time as Mate­r­ial will include Chris­tine Frohn­ert, Valerie Hegarty, Marc Hund­ley, and Mika Rot­ten­berg. Joe Win­ter will act as moderator.


Featuring Christine Frohnert, Valerie Hegarty, Marc Hundley, and Mika Rottenberg.

CHRISTINE FROHNERT was trained as a paintings and sculpture conservator in various institutions in Germany from 1986-1993. She joined the conservation department of the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, in 1993 and held the position of the Chief Conservator from 2000-2005. In 2005 she joined Cranmer Art Conservation in New York. She lectures and publishes in the field of conservation of contemporary art with a strong research interest in the conservation of installation art created in the 1960s by the artist/engineer collaboration E.A.T (Experiments in Art and Technology) and is the current chair of the Electronic Media Group at the American Institute for Conservation serving from 2008.

VALERIE HEGARTY’s solo exhibitions include Nicelle Beauchene, NY; Locust Projects, Miami; Museum 52, London; MCA, Chicago; and Guild & Greyshkul, NY, among others. Selected group exhibitions in New York include the Brooklyn Museum, Artists Space, The Drawing Center, D’Amelio Terras Gallery, Derek Eller, White Columns, and PS1. Hegarty has been awarded numerous grants through foundations such as the Pollock Krasner, NYFA, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, the Tiffany Foundation, and Campari NY. Residencies include Marie Walsh Sharpe, PS 122, LMCC, Yaddo, and Smack Mellon. She is represented by Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in NY.

MARC HUNDLEY’s work has been exhibited in numerous galleries in the U.S. and abroad, including Cherry and Martin,LA; Rivington Arms, NY; Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad; and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney. His work is currently the subject of a solo exhibition at Team Gallery, NY.

MIKA ROTTENBERG holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and an MFA from Columbia University. Solo exhibitions include M - Museum, Leuven (forthcoming); de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; La Maison Rouge, Paris; KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin; and PS1, NY. Her work has been included in the Whitney Biennial (2008); New Work/New Acquisitions, The Museum of Modern Art, NY (2005); and Greater New York 2005, among others. Her newest work, SEVEN, a collaboration with Jon Kessler, is a performance and installation commissioned by Performa 11, on view at Nicole Klagsbrun Project in November.

JOE WINTER holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego. His work has been exhibited at venues including Foxy Production, NY; Eyebeam, NY; The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; The Western Front, Vancouver; The Urbis Center, Manchester, UK; Plug.In, Basel; Edith Russ Haus, Oldenburg, Germany; and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, NY. He has completed residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, Sculpture Space, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His solo exhibition, The Stars Below, is currently on view at The Kitchen.