SC Conversations: Banu Cennetoğlu and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

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Wednesday January 23

7:00 PM  –  9:00 PM

On the occasion of her first solo exhibition in the United States, artist Banu Cennetoğlu is joined in conversation by writer and critic Kaelen Wilson-Goldie to discuss the major concerns of her wide-ranging, cross-disciplinary practice. Touching on projects on view in SculptureCenter’s exhibition – including a 128-hour, 22-minute moving image work completed in 2018 – as well projects mounted within, adjacent to, and independent of art institutions, this program surveys the endeavors and ideas that have defined Cennetoğlu’s artistic engagement with the gathering, presentation, circulation, and residue of information, data, and images over the last decade.

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Banu Cennetoğlu was born 1970 in Ankara, Turkey and lives and works in Istanbul. Previous solo exhibitions include: Chisenhale Gallery, London (2018); Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (2015); Salonul de proiecte, Bucharest (2013); and Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (2011). Selected group exhibitions include: Stories of Almost Everyone, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018); documenta (14), Athens and Kassel (2017); The Restless Earth, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan (2017); 10th Gwangju Biennale (2014); Manifesta 8, Murcia (2010); 53rd Venice Biennale/Pavilion of Turkey (2009); 3rd Berlin Biennale (2004); and 1st Athens Biennale and 10th Istanbul Biennial (both 2007).

Kaelen Wilson-Goldie is a writer and critic who divides her time between Beirut and New York. She is a contributing editor for Bidoun, writes regularly for Artforum and artforum.com, and pens a column for frieze. She travels extensively in the Middle East and North Africa to research and report on the relationship between contemporary art and political upheaval. As a journalist and critic, she has written for the New York Times, the Village Voice, and Bookforum, among other newspapers and magazines. As an essayist, she has contributed to such journals as Afterall and Art Journal. In 2013, Wilson-Goldie joined the American University of Beirut’s Department of Fine Arts and Art History, where she has taught courses on criticism and contemporary art. In 2007, she was a fellow in the USC Annenberg Getty Arts Journalism Program. She won a grant from the Creative Capital Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Program in 2014.

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