Chris Kraus

Chris Kraus: Jason Rhoades, American Artist
Mittwoch, 6. November 2013, 19 Uhr, Aula

Recently, the ICA Philadelphia showed four installations by Jason Rhoades to be navigated by four interpretive paths or roads: Jason Rhoades, American Artist; Jason the Mason, (a biographical thread named for a childhood nickname); systems (language, scale, indexing, economies), and taboo. The exhibition aims to open up for investigation Rhoades's spectacular, overloaded installations. Immediately accessible and eye-catching, these works are at the same time deeply systematic, detailed, and rewarding of careful engagement. Using neon, plastic buckets, power tools, snaking wires, figurines, sound, and a vast range of other materials, including a V-8 engine, Rhoades's work brings the viewer in with humor, vibrancy, and the provocative audacity of his vision. Rhoades' prodigious work has always been intensely physical, gleefully vulgar, "offensive," but at the same time as affect-less as the demeanor of an idiot savant or made-for-TV serial killer.

Chris Kraus is presenting a lecture on the artist Jason Rhoades. It was originally given at the ICA. She is a writer, filmmaker, and professor of film at Eupean Graduate School in Saas-Fee. She is well known for her role as an influential film and video maker in the New York Downtown scene of the mid eighties. Kraus’ firm attention to specifically women writers is responsible for Semiotext(e), Native Agents Imprint to be a platform for groundbreaking avant-garde work. Writer and filmmaker, Chris Kraus has explored a variety of different subjects ranging from feminism, gender politics, sex workers, philosophy and love.

Der Vortrag findet in englischer Sprache statt.