Book Launch: Screening + Conversation
Please join EAI for a special launch event celebrating the publication of An Art of Limina: Gary Hill's Works and Writings, a new monograph devoted to the works of artist Gary Hill. At EAI, Hill will appear in conversation with the book's authors, George Quasha and Charles Stein, poets, writers and artists who have worked interactively and performed with Hill for over three decades. Hill will discuss and screen selections from his early single-channel videos, tracing the development of his distinctive approach to language, sound and the moving image. Written in close connection with the artist and featuring a foreward by Lynne Cooke, An Art of Limina is the most comprehensive and in-depth treatment of Hill's work to date, presenting extensive information on 104 of his works from the 1970s through the present, as well as seminal writings by the artist.
Gary Hill was born in 1951. He studied at the Arts Student League in Woodstock, New York. Hill has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, most notably the prestigious Leone d'Oro Prize for Sculpture at the Venice Biennale in 1995 and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Grant in 1998. Hill has taught at the Center for Media Study, Buffalo; Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; and the Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle. Hill's installations and videos have been seen throughout the world, in group exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Documenta 8, Kassel, Germany; Long Beach Museum of Art, California; and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; among other festivals and institutions. His work has also been the subject of retrospectives and one-person shows at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York; Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel; Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York; among others. Hill lives and works in Seattle.
An Art of Limina: Gary Hill's Works and Writings was written by George Quasha and Charles Stein, with foreward by Lynne Cooke. The tenth title in the internationally acclaimed 20_21 Collection, An Art of Limina has been published by Ediciones Polígrafa, under the direction of Gloria Moure. In the United States, An Art of Limina is distributed by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Experimental Television Center. The Experimental Television Center's Presentation Funds Program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.