Thursday, March 20, 2014
7:00 - 8:00pm
Sophy Rickett in conversation with Martin Caiger-Smith at Camilla Grimaldi Gallery is being held in conjunction with the artist's exhibition, Objects in the Field, on view through March 21, 2014.
Rickett's examines the legacy of some now obsolete astrophysical research conducted in the 1980s, and constructs or re-imagines a set of different narrative voices that are at times contradictory, or at odds with each other. Rickett is interested in the process of de-accessioning and the advancement of obsolescence. She uses the project to explore ideas around how meaning and interpretation can be fluid and contestable. The project tests the border between collaboration and appropriation, and explores ways of blurring the boundaries between them.
Martin Caiger-Smith is head of the MA program Curating the Art Museum at the Courtland institute and is former had of exhibitions and acting director or the Hayward Gallery.