SEAN LANDERS [SIC]
- Date: February 27, 2010 (Duration: 8 hours, 6pm-2am)
- Sponsor: White Columns & Art Production Fund
- Location: Saatchi & Saatchi 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY
- Artists: Cecily Brown, Gavin Brown, John Currin, Clarissa Dalrymple Liam Gillick, Paul Ha, Matthew Higgs, Kevin Landers, Sean Landers, Matvey Levenstein Tod Lippy, Adam McEwen, Friedrich Petzel, Richard Phillips, Michelle Reyes, David Rimanelli, Andrea Rosen, Lind
Originally published in 1993, Sean Landers's "[sic]" is a brutally frank 450 page, hand-written, autobiographical memoir that puts to shame the recent efforts of such celebrated 'confessionalists' as James Frey and Augusten Burroughs. "[sic]" charts Sean Landers emergence and nascent success in the international art world of the early 1990s. Written with equal measures of self-loathing, self-indulgence, and self-confidence "[sic]" is a stream-of-consciousness classic that should be required reading for all aspiring artists. Long out-of-print "[sic]" has become the stuff of legend, a cult tome and guilty pleasure for those fortunate enough to have read it.
On February 27th- for one night only - a cast of colleagues important to Sean Landers during the time he wrote “[sic]” will collectively channel his persona for the first complete public reading of "[sic]". Each performer will read approximately twenty pages from "[sic]" to create an accumulative and highly visceral 'portrait' of one of the late 20th Century's defining artistic voices.
Readers: Cecily Brown, Gavin Brown, John Currin, Clarissa Dalrymple, Liam Gillick, Paul Ha, Matthew Higgs, Kevin Landers, Sean Landers, Matvey Levenstein, Tod Lippy, Adam McEwen, Friedrich Petzel, Richard Phillips, Michelle Reyes, David Rimanelli, Andrea Rosen, Linda Yablonsky, Lisa Yuskavage
Sean Landers received his BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art and an MFA from Yale University School of Art. This year Landers’ solo exhibition appeared at the Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, and in October he will present a one-person exhibition at the Friedrich Petzel Gallery in New York. In the past two years Landers’ solo exhibitions have appeared at China Art Objects, Los Angeles; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo; as well as Greengrassi, London. Landers’ work has been included in numerous museum exhibitions including: "Slightly Unbalanced," organized by the Independent Curators International, "Superconscious, Automatisms Now," at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, “Destroy Athens,” 1st Athens Biennial, Greece, and “Defamation of Character” at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. His work is owned by museums and public collections including the Denver Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, as well as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York. He lives and works in New York City, where he is represented by Andrea Rosen Gallery.
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