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First Look: SOPHIE Presents Pupture

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For this program, artist and producer SOPHIE will present Pupture, an event exploring synthesis in art. SOPHIE will be joined by multidisciplinary artists Gerry Bibby, Travis Boyer, Hayden Dunham, FlucT, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, and Henrik Oleson for a panel discussion, which will be elaborated by live performance and original music. Collectively, the group will bring their experience in dance, sound, music, video, photography, painting, and performance to bear on a consideration of the role synthesis plays in a work’s creation, structure, and meaning.

Gerry Bibby is a Berlin-based artist and the author of The Drumhead, a novel published by Sternberg Press. His work has been exhibited at the Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art, France; Frieze Projects, London; and Silberkuppe, Berlin.

Travis Boyer is a Brooklyn-based artist who explores painting, sculpture, and performance through a language of textiles. His work has been presented and performed nationally and internationally, including in recent exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris.

Hayden Dunham is a New York–based artist who works in sculpture, video, and performance. She has participated in exhibitions and performances at MoMA P.S.1, New York; the New Museum, New York; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; and SIGNAL Gallery, Brooklyn. Dunham’s work is currently featured in the exhibition “BIO:DIP,” curated by Neville Wakefield, at Red Bull Studios New York.

FlucT is an ongoing experimental dance collaboration by performance artists Monica Mirabile and Sigrid Lauren that engages with issues such as intimacy, psychosis, and American culture. FlucT has performed at the Queens Museum and MoMA P.S.1 in New York, and the artists also run Otion Front Studio, a performance and dance space in Brooklyn.

Matthew Lutz-Kinoy is an artist whose work encompasses performance, dance, painting, video, and sculpture. He has performed and exhibited at various institutions, including the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany; Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel; and the New Museum, New York.

Henrik Olesen is a Berlin-based artist whose work addresses questions about identity, language, and the body, and their construction, to describe relations of power and social norms. He has had solo exhibitions at Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Malmö Konsthall, Sweden; Portikus, Frankfurt am Main; Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

SOPHIE is an artist and a producer known for using future sounds and structures in both his solo work and his collaborations with musicians such as Madonna, QT, Diplo, and Le1f. After releasing a series of singles and products late last year, SOPHIE and Charli XCX revealed their anticipated collaborations with the Vroom Vroom EP in February 2016.


Rhizome’s public programs are made possible, in part, by the support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Major support for First Look is provided by the Neeson / Edlis Artist Commissions Fund.

Additional support is provided by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Toby Devan Lewis Emerging Artists Exhibitions Fund, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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