Laurent Grasso (ADAGP), The Horn Perspective. Installation view, Espace 315, Centre Pompidou, Paris, summer 2009.Photo : Kleinefenn


Tuesday, September 14

7 p.m.

SVA Amphitheater

209 E. 23rd Street (3rd floor)

New York, NY 10010


The School of Visual Arts, MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department is pleased to announce the start of its yearly lecture and performance series with an artist talk by Paris-based artist Laurent Grasso.

The artist will discuss his current solo exhibition, SoundFossil, at Sean Kelly Gallery, NY, in the light of his on-going interest in ambiguous realities, contemporary mythologies, and temporal disturbances.

Recent solo exhibitions by Laurent Grasso include The Horn Perspective at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and Reflections Belong to the Past at the Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany, both in 2009. Grasso’s US public art debut, Infinite Light, was installed on the exterior of the Hunter College Lexington Avenue pedestrian walkway in New York in 2008. His acclaimed Nomiya project – installed on the roof of the Palais de Tokyo, Paris in 2009 – has now been extended through the end of June 2011. Grasso’s large-scale neon, memories of the future, is the title work of his current exhibition at the Samsung Museum in Seoul, Korea. He will participate in Manifesta 8, the European biennial of contemporary art, opening on October 9.

Free and open to the public.

Organized by Béatrice Gross, independent curator, and the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department, SVA, NY.