Last Year at Marienbad redux

Last Year at Marienbad redux
David Maljković, Recalling Frames, 2010
Maya Schweizer, A Memorial, a Synagogue, a Bridge and a Church, 2012
Last Year at Marienbad redux
Tacita Dean, Washington Cathedral, 2002
Iman Issa, Triptych #4, 2009
Keren Cytter, Video Art Manual, 2011
Josh Tonsfeldt, Marian, 2013
Year at Mariendbad redux
Allan Sekula & Noël Burch, Reagan Tape, 1981
Ján Mančuška, Against Science, 2011

Last Year at Marienbad redux

with work by Tacita Dean in the distance

and photographs by David Maljković reflected in The Marienbad Sessions panels

David Maljković, Recalling Frames, 2010

Black & white photograph, 42 1/2 x 55 inches (frame size)

Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Maya Schweizer, A Memorial, a Synagogue, a Bridge and a Church, 2012

HD video, 12 minutes (video still)

Courtesy of the artist

Last Year at Marienbad redux

with work by Tacita Dean, video by Keren Cytter and

in the distance arrangements by Josh Tonsfeldt and work by Iman Issa

Tacita Dean, Washington Cathedral, 2002

130 found postcards, each 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (detail)

Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Iman Issa, Triptych #4, 2009

Photographs, text, notebooks; dimensions variable; installation view

Courtesy of the artist

Keren Cytter, Video Art Manual, 2011

HD video; 14 minutes 43 seconds; edition of 5 (video still)

Courtesy of the artist and Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

Josh Tonsfeldt, Marian, 2013

Mixed media

Courtesy of the artist and Simon Preston Gallery, New York

Year at Mariendbad redux

The Marienbad Sessions. Within this space is a video by Allan Sekula & Noël Burch

and sculpture by Ján Mančuška.

Allan Sekula & Noël Burch, Reagan Tape, 1981

Single-channel video, color, sound; 10 minutes 39 seconds; edition of 5 © Allan Sekula (video still)

Courtesy of the artists and Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica

Ján Mančuška, Against Science, 2011

Mixed media (inverse film, Perspex box, light-box, metal construction) (detail)

Courtesy of Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

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Last Year at Marienbad redux is an exhibition, public program and publication that together examine how fictional narratives develop over time to form accepted knowledge of people, places, events and things. Inspired by the unconventional cinematic techniques such as nonlinear narrative and repetitive language used in the 1961 film Last Year at Marienbad (directed by Alain Resnais, with screenplay by Alain Robbe-Grillet), the exhibition Last Year at Marienbad redux features works of art that deploy these and other devices—editing, character development, plot, mise-en-scène and montage—to disrupt, challenge and conflate what is understood as fact and fiction. The project explores how memory, meaning and, ultimately, an understanding of reality are shaped.

The Marienbad Sessions is a public program that occurs in the exhibition site at the EFA Project Space and an essential component of Last Year at Marienbad redux. Over the course of the exhibition period, the program presents a series of free events and performances with Jessamyn Fiore, Dan Fox, Jens Hoffmann, Maya Schweizer and James Voorhies. The Marienbad Sessions seeks to reclaim the space of exhibition as a public sphere, returning it to a learning site where groups of visitors experience real-time, lived engagement—visually and intellectually—among works of art on exhibit.

The Marienbad Papers is produced as part of Last Year at Marienbad redux. It is a hybrid publication uniting the characteristics of an art journal, catalogue essay, screenplay and art criticism into a singular printed book. It extends ideas beyond the temporal and spatial parameters of the exhibition and includes newly commissioned texts by Jennifer Allen, Jessamyn Fiore, Dan Fox, Jens Hoffmann and James Voorhies.

Flickr photostream

Exhibition Guide with descriptions, gallery plan, program and checklist

Press release


The redux series explores the influences critical cinema has on shaping our perspective and understanding of reality by re-positioning historical films within the framework of contemporary exhibition, research and collaboration. The series utilizes film as a departure point for the presentation of existing work in a range of media and seeks to support the commission of new work in performance, video, sound and writing.

Keren Cytter, Tacita Dean, Jessamyn Fiore, Dan Fox, Jens Hoffmann, Iman Issa, David Maljković, Ján Mančuška, Gordon Matta-Clark, Josh Tonsfeldt, Allan Sekula & Noël Burch, and Maya Schweizer

Curator

James Voorhies

Institution

Sept 12—Oct 26, 2013

EFA Project Space
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY

Hours: Wed—Sat, 12—6:00 p.m.

Made possible with support from the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts

Publication made possible with a grant from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation

Additional support generously provided by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States

With special thanks to M23, MASS MoCA, Diana Matuszak and Todd Mauritz for in-kind support