This presentation by Nicol??s Guagnini, based on a text by Allan Kaprow about seminal Fluxus artist George Maciunas, will include a film by Jonas Mekas, "Zefiro Torna or Scenes from the Life of George Maciunas" (1992), fragments of a radio interview with Maciunas, and a lecture by Guagnini examining the ideas of Maciunas, focusing in particular on the role of artists in creating property value and eventual gentrification, artists' cooperatives, and the current situation on the Lower East Side of New York.
Part of Forgotten, Continuous, Influx: 30 hours at SculptureCenter
About the Artist
Nicol??s Guagnini is a New York-based artist, writer, and filmmaker. He is a founder of Union Gaucha Productions, an artists' film company, and Orchard, an artist and art historian-run space on Manhattan's Lower East Side. His works and films have been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Jeu de Paume, Paris, and the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano, Buenos Aires, among many other venues. Guagnini currently teaches at Barnard College, and his writing has appeared in Parkett, Modern Painters, Cabinet, and numerous other publications.
This performance is part of a 30-hour, non-stop series of performances presented by SculptureCenter for PERFORMA07. Curated by Sarina Basta.