23.06.21 - Paul Pfeiffer and Languid Hands in conversation
Paul Pfeiffer and Languid Hands will be in conversation with Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa on 1 July at 7pm GMT, in ‘Figuring the Invisible: anti-Blackness, Art & Testimony.’
To follow Anne Anlin Cheng, what happens when we ‘shift our attention away from the visibility of race to its visuality?’
What happens when we attend to the strategic modes of appearance within the visible developed by racialised subjects, or modelled to us through their art? What happens when we consider racialised forms of visuality and aurality as tactics designed not solely to evade racialised violence, but as methods of manifesting and mobilising subaltern histories, and embodied forms of knowing?
How should we respond to the grammars of black performance – in word, image and sound – as practices of knowing? How do we respond to the ongoingness of truths known to racialised subjects that are nevertheless inadmissible within the normative strictures of ‘proof,’ or the standard forms of documentary practice?
These questions will be taken up in a discussion between Paul Pfeiffer and Languid Hands, moderated by Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, in a panel that centres around a screening of Pfeiffer’s ‘The Long Count’ (I Shook Up The World, 2000), Caryatid (Broner, 2020), and Languid Hands’s Towards a Black Testimony: Prayer/Protest/Peace (2019).
Pictured: Paul Pfeiffer, ‘Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (15)’, 2004.
21.01.2020 - Paul Pfeiffer: Artist Talk, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
Paul Pfeiffer: Artist Talk, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver
Tuesday, 21 January
The VASD Programme
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD)
Mary Harris Auditorium
1600 PIERCE ST
07.11.2019 - Paul Pfeiffer: Performa 19 Biennial, New York
Paul Pfeiffer: Performa 19 Biennial, New York
Paul Pfeiffer will present his first live performance in collaboration with The Georgia Redcoat Marching Band for the Performa 19 Biennial. University of Georgia Redcoat Band Live will reenact the score of a football game, exploring the marching band's role as the emotional soundtrack to one of America's most popular mass rituals.
University of Georgia Redcoat Band Live is the first of a two-part project, which will result in a video, sound and sculpture installation, to be presented in 2020.
Monday, 11 November
The Apollo Theater
253 W 125th St, New York
14.10.2019 - Paul Pfeiffer: Exodus, Watergate Office Building, Washington D.C.
Paul Pfeiffer: Exodus, Watergate Office Building, Washington D.C.
Exodus is a group show located in the Watergate Office Building curated by Paul Pfeiffer.
Watergate Office Building
2600 Virginia Ave NW
26 October - 14 December 2019
23.08.2019 - Paul Pfeiffer: Artist Talk, Wexner Center for the Arts
Paul Pfeiffer: Artist Talk, Wexner Center for the Arts
Thursday 29 August
Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 North High Street Columbus
21.03.2019 - Paul Pfeiffer: Lecture - 'On Double Consciousness', University of Massachusetts Amherst
Paul Pfeiffer: Lecture - 'On Double Consciousness', University of Massachusetts Amherst
Spring Lecture: Paul Pfeiffer
John W. Olver Design Building, Room 170
Department of Architecture
University of Massachusetts Amherst
210 Design Building
551 North Pleasant Street
Thursday 21 March 2019
08.03.2019 - Abraham Cruzvillegas, Paul Pfeiffer: Honolulu Biennial 2019
Abraham Cruzvillegas, Paul Pfeiffer: Honolulu Biennial 2019
Across various locations, the Honolulu Biennial 2019, 'To Make Wrong / Right / Now', showcases 47 artists and collectives from Hawai’i and the countries and continents linked by the Pacific.
8 March - 5 May 2019
06.09.2018 - Paul Pfeiffer: Vitruvian Experiments at Instituto Inhotim, Brumadinho
Paul Pfeiffer, Vitruvian Experiments
Galeria Praça, Instituto Inhotim, Brumadinho
Vitruvian Experiments at Inhotim's Galeria Praça will feature Pfeiffer's 2004 video work Empire depicting the nest building activity of wasps alongside his large-scale stadium sculpture Vitruvian Figure, 2008.
04.07.2018 - Paul Pfeiffer: 'Incarnator' at Bellas Artes Projects Outpost, Manila
Paul Pfeiffer: Incarnator
Bellas Artes Projects, Manila
7 July - 6 October, 2018
26.06.2018 - Josè Damasceno, Michael Landy, Steve McQueen and Paul Pfeiffer in Artists for Artangel at Cork Street Galleries, London
Artists for Artangel
Featuring Josè Damasceno, Michael Landy, Steve McQueen and Paul Pfeiffer
28 June, 2018
Banqueting House, Whitehall, London
7-28 June, 2018
22 Cork Street, London
Paul Pfeiffer: Caryatids at Honolulu Museum of Art
Paul Pfeiffer: Caryatids
Honolulu Museum of Art
27 May - 11 September, 2016
Paul Pfeiffer: Jerusalem
June 27- September 27, 2014
An online project commissioned and produced by Artangel and The Space, supported by Arts Council England, The Company of Angels, and The Heritage Lottery Fund.
Paul Pfeiffer and Akram Zaatari: Group Exhibition, Regen Projects,
Regen Projects is pleased to present a group exhibition of video works by John Bock, Keren Cytter, Paul Pfeiffer, Gillian Wearing, and Akram Zaatari. This presentation marks the first time many of these works will be shown in Los Angeles.
John Bock’s Dandy (2006) was filmed at the family home of Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, the Chateau du Bosc. The video stars Monsieur Lautréamont, a character akin to Lautrec, who is willing to transgress traditional taste in the pursuit of aesthetic perfection. It is both period drama and surreal fantasy, featuring the artist as actor, and sculptural props resembling Bock’s work outside of the moving-image medium. Bock was recently included in The Encyclopedic Palace at the 55th Venice Biennale, and will have a major solo exhibition at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany (October 3 – January 12, 2014).
For Untitled (2009), artist Keren Cytter used both trained and untrained actors to shoot in front of a live audience at the Hebbel am Ufer theater in Berlin. Inspired by John Cassavetes’s Opening Night (1977), the film follows a theater actress as she prepares to go on stage and is confronted by the constructed nature of identity and reality. Her backstage ‘monologue’ resonates with the nature of role-playing and the performance awaited by the audience on the screen. Untitled was
last shown in Los Angeles during a one-person exhibition of Cytter’s work at the Hammer Museum in 2010. In addition to making video-based works, Cytter has published numerous novels, screenplays, journals and poems, and is the founder of the dance and theater company Dance International Europe Now (D.I.E. NOW).
Paul Pfeiffer’s Morning After the Deluge (2003) uses digital technology to create an illusion combining sunrise and sunset into a hypnotic projected image. The work takes its title from J. M. W. Turner’s painting from 1843, Light and Colour (Goethe’s Theory) – the Morning after the Deluge – Moses Writing the Book of Genesis, which depicts the dawn following the devastation of the biblical event. Both atmospheric and contemplative, Pfeiffer’s film is a rumination on the passing of time while suspending it indefinitely. Pfeifferis the recipient of numerous awards and prizes including the Bucksbaum Award given by the Whitney Museum of American Art (2000) as well as the Alpert Award for Visual Arts (2009). His work has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York in 2010 and the Blanton Museum of
Art, Austin, Texas in 2012.
The brief but powerful Bully (2010) by Gillian Wearing features Method actors engaging in an improvisational exercise in which an incident from the protagonist’s personal experience is reenacted. As the participants taunt and belittle the victim, painful memories emerge and emotions arise, blurring fact and fiction as roles and motivations become less clearly defined.
Bully was cut from the 83-minute documentary feature Self Made (2010), which was funded by the UK Film Council, and will be presented for the first time in Los Angeles. Wearing recently had a retrospective organized by the Whitechapel Gallery, London, which traveled to K20, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany and Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany and will have a solo exhibition at Regen Projects in the fall of 2014.
Akram Zaatari’s The End of Time (2013) depicts a changing combination of two men enacting a cycle of seduction and indifference. Zaatari’s work explores aspects of representation, identity, intimacy, and desire and is informed by research on vernacular Middle Eastern photography and the functions of the archive. One of the founders of the Arab Image Foundation, which aims to locate and preserve photos from Arabic communities around the world, Zaatari’s work investigates how images and image-making affect notions of history and memory. Akram Zaatari represented Lebanon this year at the 55th Venice Biennale with Letter to a Refusing Pilot (2013) and is currently premiering in the United States two video installations at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Paul Pfeiffer: Culture Now Talk, ICA London
Paul Pfeiffer (born Honolulu, Hawaii, 1966) is an American sculptor, photographer and video artist. He has had solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2002), the Barbican Arts Centre, London (2003), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2003), among many other institutions worldwide. He participated in the Whitney Biennial in 2000 and was awarded the inaugural Bucksbaum Award. In 2001 he participated in the 49th Venice Biennale. He won the visual arts Alpert Award in 2009. He studied at the San Francisco Art Institute (BFA Printmaking) and Hunter College, New York (MFA), and has lived and worked in New York since 1990. Pfeiffer is represented by Paula Cooper, New York; carlier | gebauer, Berlin and Thomas Dane, London.