Photo: Thatcher Keats
Outside the Box talks are free with paid gallery admission.
Join musician and writer David Grubbs for an Outside the Box lecture on “Anri Sala: Answer Me.”
Grubbs will focus on Sala’s use of solo and duo musical performances, phase relationships, and overdubbing in Ravel Ravel (2013), Unravel (2013), and Long Sorrow (2005). Beginning with observations on sound, acoustics, and the experience of listening to these works, the talk will move outward to encompass Sala’s exhibition-making practices, music history, and the broader relationship between sound and image.
Outside the Box offers a roster of gallery-based talks given by a variety of guest speakers over the course of a season. In this series, lecturers with diverse backgrounds and affinities will address the New Museum’s spring exhibition, “Anri Sala: Answer Me,” in forty-five- to sixty-minute presentations taking place exclusively in the Museum’s galleries. As a way to emphasize the Museum’s strong commitment to new art and new ideas, Outside the Box Gallery Talks are open to the public and are intended to provide participants with multidisciplinary perspectives on New Museum exhibitions. To this end, lecturers will speak about the exhibition or themes emergent in Sala’s works from the various positions they occupy—be they academic, personal, political, or otherwise. With their distinct individual relationships to the artist and works on view, lecturers will engage in rich investigations that will illuminate and probe the Museum’s current exhibition program.
All Outside the Box talks are free with Museum admission, but attendance is limited. Please RSVP here
David Grubbs is Professor of Music at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. At Brooklyn College he also teaches in the MFA programs in Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) and Creative Writing. He is the author of Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording (Duke University Press, 2014), which has appeared in French, Italian, and Japanese translations. Grubbs has released thirteen solo albums and appears on more than 150 commercially released recordings, the most recent of which is Prismrose (Blue Chopsticks, 2016). In 2000, his The Spectrum Between (Drag City) was named “Album of the Year” in the London Sunday Times. He is known for his cross-disciplinary collaborations with writers Susan Howe and Rick Moody; visual artists Anthony McCall, Angela Bulloch, and Stephen Prina; and choreographer Jonah Bokaer. His work has been presented at, among other venues, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Grubbs was a member of the groups Bastro, Gastr del Sol, and Squirrel Bait, and has performed with Loren Connors, Tony Conrad, the Red Krayola, Will Oldham, Pauline Oliveros, and many others. He is a grant recipient from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, a contributing editor in music for BOMB Magazine, and Director of the record label, Blue Chopsticks.