A.E. Benenson

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PublisherChristian de Vietri2013
Dear_Tony (2013) is an unauthorized, distributed retrospective of the public sculptures of Tony Smith by Christian de Vietri and A.E. Benenson. Addressed as much to the deceased sculptor and his practice as our contemporary audience, Dear_Tony rethinks the artist’s historic investigations into modular construction, phenomenology, and public space within the contexts of digital fabrication, interactivity, and networked communication. At the same time, Dear_Tony is a means to reflect on the form of the retrospective and how its requirements may be adapted to contemporary conditions of viewership. Dear_Tony consists of a digital sculpture by Christian de Vietri, which is composed of extractable models ...
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Essays by David Phelps, A.E. Benenson, and an interview with David Joselit. Curated by A.E. Benenson, “Where 2” opens December 14, 2013 and will run for two months at Where. This exhibition recontextualizes Douglas Gordon’s super-durational appropriation work “24 Hour Psycho” (1993) within contemporary networks of live-streaming and digital media piracy. Working as an act of recursive appropriation, “Where 2” screens Hitchcock’s “Psycho” (1960) once daily in the gallery, streaming the footage via webcam to gallery’s website at Gordon’s prescribed speed of 2 frames per second, creating a continuous, unauthorized digital version of “24 Hour Psycho.” Where: 1397myrtleavenueunit4brooklynny11237.com

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