THE SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, NY, AND EDIFYING PRESENT: AN EVENING WITH MARCELLINE DELBECQ

The MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department, School of Visual Arts, and Edifying are pleased to announce an evening with Paris-based artist Marcelline Delbecq.Tuesday, February 22, 7 p.m.SVA, 209 E. 23rd Street(3rd floor amphitheater)Delbecq will give an illustrated lecture (Impressions, Shadows), followed by a performative reading (Showtime), both dealing with her life-long interest in cinema: as Artforum reviewer Lillian Davies noted, “[this] interest arises not necessarily from a romance with the moving image but rather from a love of screenplays and literature” (“Marcelline Delbecq,” in Artforum, April 2010) – a love of the evocative power of words and the mental images they may trigger. In ghostlike apparitions, iconic figures such as William Faulkner, Diane Arbus, or Alain Resnais inhabit Delbecq’s cinematic narratives, where fact and fiction, past and present seem to merge seamlessly.Marcelline Delbecq has showed, and performed internationally in multiple venues, including: Palais de Tokyo, Espace Paul Ricard, Kadist Art Foundation, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Centre Pompidou, Metz; CCS Bard, Dispatch, e-flux, New York; Johann Koenig Galerie, Art Forum, Berlin; Malmo Konstmuseum, Sweden; Fri Art, Fribourg; Mudam, Luxemburg.Marcelline Delbecq was in residency at Le Pavillon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, in 2005; and was the French resident at Triangle, Brooklyn, in 2006 – 2007.For further information, please visit:http://web.me.com/edifying/Edifying/Marcelline_Delbecq.htmlhttp://www.marcellinedelbecq.net/The event is organized by Béatrice Gross and The School of Visual Arts, MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department, with the generous support of the Cultural Services, French Embassy, New York.