Artists on Artists Lecture Series

Gerard & Kelly on 512 W 19th St

Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 6:30 pm, Dia Chelsea

Event Details
Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 6:30 pm

Dia Chelsea
537 West 22nd Street
New York, New York

Free. Register for the event here.

For their Artists on Artists lecture, Gerard & Kelly take an address as the focal point for an investigation of performance, architecture, and queer histories of allegiance, collaboration, and relationality. Between 1979–85, 512 West 19th Street was Robert Whitman Projects, a space for the artist and his affiliates to rehearse and perform his multimedia work under the aegis of Dia. Although currently closed for renovation, since 1985 the building has continued to house experimental performances as the home of The Kitchen.

Gerard & Kelly is Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly. They have collaborated since 2003 through performance, video, and installation. They completed the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York in 2010 and received MFAs in 2013 from the Interdisciplinary Studio at the University of California, Los Angeles. Shot at Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse in Marseille, France, their most recent work, Bright Hours (2022) is an extension of their multiyear project Modern Living (2016– ), which explores issues of gendered space and domestic intimacy within the legacy of modernist architectures such as Rudolf M. Schindler’s Schindler House, Los Angeles; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois; and Philip Johnson’s Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut. Their work has also been exhibited at institutions including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the New Museum, New York; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and The Kitchen, New York. This fall, it will be on view at Carré d’Art, Nîmes, and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.

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