SVA’s faculty Carla Stellweg will introduce a discussion between the artist Terence Gower and writer Claire Bishop. Bishop has recently been investigating the incorporation of archival display in art installations, along with artists’ recurring interest in post-war architecture and urbanism—two subjects at the center of Gower’s work. Gower will begin the conversation with a presentation of his recent large-scale installations, including Public Spirit (Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC) and Baghdad Case Study (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin). Gower and Bishop have recently been discussing the archive and retrospectivity in the visual arts, and this evening will be an opportunity to bring this conversation to the public, using the presented works as a reference.
Terence Gower is an artist based in New York and Mexico City. He works on the relationship between form and ideology in post-war art, architecture, and urbanism. He has shown his installations, videos, and sculpture work at museums, galleries and public sites all over North America, Europe, and Latin America, with a strong presence in Mexico. Two monographs have been published on Gower’s work: Display Architecture: Terence Gower Pavilions (Navado Press, Berlin/Trieste), and Ciudad Moderna: Terence Gower Videos (A&R/Turner, Mexico City).
The discussion will take place this Tuesday, February 11th at 6 pm in the SVA Silas Theatre, which is located at 333 West 23rd Street in New York City; it is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the SVA Theatre by e-mail at email@example.com, or by phone at 212-592-2980.