The Medium Was Tedium
Panel discussion featuring Mel Bochner, Daniel Bozhkov, and Erin Shirreff
The New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, NY
Friday, February 19, 2010 – 7 pm
$6 New Museum members, $8 general public
Triple Canopy is an online magazine that explores how the Web informs the experience of reading literature and viewing artworks. The publication’s development has been inspired in part by a critical engagement with the legacy of Aspen magazine (1965-71). Artists and writers contributed projects to Aspen in the form of easily distributable media such as flip books, flexi-disc records, and paper sculpture. These projects coincided with a broader contemporaneous phenomenon: artworks intended to appear exclusively in magazines. The Medium Was Tedium examines how this move from the exhibition space to the printed page has been subsequently repeated by artists in relation to other media, such as television programming and the Internet. Triple Canopy’s editors will discuss practices that traverse mediums and the media with artists Mel Bochner, Daniel Bozhkov, and Erin Shirreff.
This event is presented as part of the New Silent series, organized by Lauren Cornell, director of Rhizome.