Courtesy Angel Nevarez
Outside the Box talks are free with paid gallery admission.
Join artist Valerie Tevere for an Outside the Box lecture on “Anri Sala: Answer Me.”
Tevere will focus on acoustics and architecture within particular works and the aural experience of the installation in the New Museum. Highlighting Sala’s films Unravel and Tlatelolco Clash, her talk will proceed to rework notions of the familiar, histories of sound reproduction, and the phonographic turn.
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
Valerie Tevere is an artist whose creative and research interests include the investigation and configuration of performative and discursive social spaces. Her current projects (in collaboration with Angel Nevarez, artist and MFA faculty member, School of Visual Arts, New York) investigate contemporary music, dissent, and public fora, while moving between the spatial simultaneity of performance and enunciation, and reflecting upon the projection of political agency through transmission and song. Her solo exhibitions and projects have been presented at Botkyrka Konsthall, Tumba, Sweden; the Staten Island Ferry, New York; MURA, Museo de Arte Raúl Anguiano, Guadalajara, Mexico; and Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA; among others. Tevere (and Nevarez) have produced new projects for biennial and international exhibitions at venues including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain; Casco, Utrecht, The Netherlands; New Museum, New York; and Henie-Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden, Norway. Tevere is Professor of Media Culture at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.
A survey exhibition of Tevere and Nevarez’s work opens at the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, on February 3 and runs through March 27, 2016.