Funny, but not Frivolous with Nina Katchadourian

Fri. Oct 14, 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
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Nina Katchadourian, In a Room Full of Strangers, 2011, from "Seat Assignment" (2010 and ongoing). Three-channel synchronized video, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist, Catharine Clark Gallery, and Pace Gallery.  

"Funny and frivolous are not the same thing, and sometimes humor can be the only way to approach something extremely serious."artist Nina Katchadourian 

Multi-disciplinary artist Nina Katchadourian often uses humor as a device to bring viewers into her work, to help them become more attentive, or to call attention to fraught historical or cultural questions. Katchadourian will present projects of her own and introduce some theories of humor as described by various philosophers and critical thinkers. 

As part of this playful, interactive workshop, participants will be asked to read a short essay before attending and then the group will apply these ideas to a selection of found videos.

Nina Katchadourian is an interdisciplinary artist whose work includes video, performance, sound, sculpture, photography and public projects. Her video Accent Elimination was included at the 2015 Venice Biennale in the Armenian pavilion, which won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation. In 2016 Katchadourian created “Dust Gathering,” an audio tour on the subject of dust, for MoMA. A traveling solo museum survey entitled “Curiouser” opened in 2017 at the Blanton Museum of Art, with an accompanying monograph. Katchadourian is Full Professor of Practice on the faculty of NYU Gallatin. She is represented by Catharine Clark Gallery and Pace Gallery and lives between Berlin and Brooklyn.

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The Fabric Workshop and Museum 1214 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107