How did she find herself here?

October 17, 2011

A WORKING SEMINAR WITH INES SCHABER AND GINGER BROOKS TAKAHASHI
ON ARTISTIC COLLABORATION, FEMINIST STRATEGIES, AND THE WORK OF NANCY HOLT
GRAHAM FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN THE FINE ARTS, CHICAGO
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011 at 11AM

Although Nancy Holt has rarely engaged with feminist debates, much of what has been written about her work seeks to inscribe her into a fixed gendered position in relation to the history of Land art. This positioning has historically precluded a more nuanced engagement with questions of artistic production and subjectivity. On the occasion of the Nancy Holt: Sightlines exhibition at the Graham Foundation, two artists -- Ginger Brooks Takahashi and Ines Schaber -- consider the role that personal history has played in the reception of Holt's work. Each of them will introduce a new set of propositions on the theme of artistic collaboration through a presentation of their independent work and research in an open discussion format with seminar participants.

Moderated by Alena J. Williams, Columbia University, New York

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Madlener House Library
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, IL 60610

Ines Schaber lives and works in Berlin. She studied fine arts at the Hochschule der K√ľnste, Berlin and architectural theory at Princeton University as a DAAD fellow. She is completing her doctorate in Visual Cultures/Center for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths in London on archival practices in image archives. Her work has been shown at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, Actar Gallery, Barcelona, and KW - Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Schaber was a lecturer / guest professor at a number of international institutions, including the Royal Academy in Copenhagen, the University of Arts in Berlin, Zeppelin University, and the Art Academy in Zurich.

Participation for this seminar is limited, please register online at http://holtseminar.eventbrite.com/

Nancy Holt: Sightlines Exhibition on view until December 17, 2011.
www.grahamfoundation.org