Come Alive! Case Reopened: Group Material

27 May 2010, 19:00–20:30 / Utrecht
This event takes place at Kargadoor, Oudegracht 36, Utrecht.

Casco, along with Four Corners Books, invites you to take part in the second event in the series Come Alive!.

We’re launching the book Show and Tell: A Chronicle of Group Material, the first monograph on the New York based artists’ collaborative (1979-1996) acclaimed for their political and experimental exhibition-making practices and whose members include, among others, Julie Ault, Dough Ashford, Tim Rollins and Felix Gonzalez-Torres. This gathering is introduced by Julie Ault, the book’s editor, and followed by an informal discussion.  

Show and Tell: A Chronicle of Group Material is an enlightening reference for all those interested in both group and collective working processes, research-based exhibition-making and experimental projects that respond to social and political issues, the role played by critical space in neighborhoods, and the negotiations between political and aesthetic action. Organized by former group members, and keeping within Group Material’s employed methods and aims, the book charts the origins, processes, developments, projects and contexts of the group’s activities, and draws heavily from Group Material’s archive, including original documents, photographs, drawings, correspondence, artifacts, anecdotal information and texts.  

After the book launch, you are welcome to join us at Casco for some drinks and a view of the current exhibition of Ei Arakawa. We would appreciate it if you could let us know whether you intend to join us on this evening by contacting Paul Verhoeff.

Come Alive! is a series of discursive events organized for Casco’s twentieth anniversary, that looks into the social and artistic initiatives and movements of the recent past and their related historiographical processes, alongside Casco’s own. 

Show and Tell: A Chronicle of Group Material 
Edited by Julie Ault 
Essays by Julie Ault, Tim Rollins, Sabrina Locks and Doug Ashford 
Published by Four Corners Book 
Design: Nick Bell 

Flexibound paperback 
272 pages 
216 mm × 279.5 mm 
ISBN 978-0-9561928-1-3 

27 May 2010

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A series of public and discursive events exploring artistic, social and archival practices for Casco’s twentieth anniversary

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