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Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Book Launch Berlin: You Just Have to Experience It

You Just Have to Experience It combines citations culled from the book Beyond Objecthood: The Exhibition as a Critical Form since 1968 by James Voorhies to trace a history of the changing role of the spectator in art and exhibitions from Minimalism to Relational Art, and New Institutionalism to the present.

Produced on the occasion of the launch of Beyond Objecthood, this public talk in the shape of a performance reading presents a brief history of the exhibition as a critical form, a form that inherently solicits spectators into temporal and spatial experiences and situations as indispensable components of the work.

The program includes a limited edition Bureau for Open Culture publication titled You Just Have to Experience It.

Location: Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68, im Hinterhof
10997 Berlin
Time: 7 p.m. (sharp)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Book Launch Stockholm: Beyond Objecthood: The Exhibition as a Critical Form since 1968

James Voorhies talks with the artist Carsten Höller and curating student Piper Ross Ferriter on the occasion of the Stockholm launch of Beyond Objecthood.

Carsten Höller is a German artist based in Stockholm. He is one of the leading artists of the 1990s generation categorized under “relational aesthetics” whose artistic practices posed alternatives to ways in which space, spectator, and institutions intersect.

Piper Ross Ferriter is a student in the graduate program in Curatorial Practice at the School of Visual Arts, New York, and 2017 intern at Tensta Konsthall.

Location: Tensta Konsthall
Taxingegränd 10
163 04 Spånga
Time: 7 p.m.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Book Launch Cambridge: Beyond Objecthood: The Exhibition as a Critical Form since 1968

Location: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University
24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
Time: 6 p.m.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Book Launch San Francisco: Beyond Objecthood: The Exhibition as a Critical Form since 1968

James Voorhies talks with writer Sarah Thornton on the occasion of the San Francisco launch of Beyond Objecthood.

Based in San Francisco, Sarah Thornton is a writer and sociologist of culture. Among her numerous publications, she is author of Seven Days in the Art World (2008), a series of narratives revealing the inner workings of the institutions that contribute to an artist’s place in art history, and 33 Artists in 3 Acts (2014), an exploration of the wide-ranging characteristics and responsibilities of contemporary artists.

Location: Jessica Silverman Gallery
488 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA
Time: 6:30 p.m.

April 30, 2017
Book Launch New York: Beyond Objecthood: The Exhibition as a Critical Form since 1968

James Voorhies talks with curators Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy and Prem Krishnamurthy on the occasion of the New York launch of Beyond Objecthood.

Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy is the curator of contemporary art for Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. She also teaches at the School of the Visual Arts, and is board member of Triple Canopy and Creative Time.

Prem Krishnamurthy is a designer, curator, educator, and writer. Prem is the founder and curator of P! and the founding principal of Project Projects.

Location: P!
334 Broome St., New York, NY
Time: 4 p.m.