—”Matter of Rothko,” by David Levine
How is genius established, and does it always require collateral damage? What does it mean to be a human stepping-stone? How does tragedy create value? What is the relationship between genius, appropriation, and expropriation? Can luminosity save us?
Covering the 1980′s romantic comedy Legal Eagles, sculptors who are dentists, the hairlines of High Modernism, and the fate of the artist’s own father, Levine’s lecture-performance explores the personal legacy of Abstract Expressionism through legal documents, evidentiary slides, secretly recorded phone calls, video clips, and the market-altering lawsuit that led to the term “Rothko damages.”
David Levine’s work has been presented at MoMA, MASS MoCA, Documenta XII, HAU2, ISCP New York, and Townhouse Gallery Cairo, and has been featured in Artforum, The New York Times, Bomb, Cabinet, Triple Canopy and Mousse. He is Professor of Art at ECLA/Bard College in Berlin, where he directs the studio program.”
Friday 29 June, 8 pm
Saturday 30 June, 8 pm-