Richard Aldrich, Robert Bordo, Daniel Buren, Tom Burr, Simon Denny, Piero Golia, Ann Veronica Janssens, Barbara Kasten, Jutta Koether, Slava Mogutin, Luigi Ontani, Anna Ostoya, Claudio Parmiggiani, Daniel Pflumm, Jack Pierson, Sara Grace Powell, Mimmo Rotella, Ben Schumacher, Jim Shaw, Eric Wesley
University of Disasters
30 Mar – 22 Apr 2017
Bortolami

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University of Disasters, 2017, Installation view, Bortolami, New York, NY

The philosopher and cultural theorist Paul Virilio describes the University of Disasters as a global convocation to commence “a collective reflection on limits.”2 Like other institutions of higher learning, Virilio confers the university with a motto: mea culpa.3 This means it is haunted by unrealized futures. Therefore, the first action is to exorcise the hubris of scientific knowledge, which, under the banner of progress, culminated in the great catastrophes of modernity. Then comes the task of revitalizing modes of thought that resist militarization. At this crucial juncture, reflection becomes generative and bypasses the pessimism of neoreactionary prophesying.

Works

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Remix (Stage Coach)

Remix (Stage Coach), 2008

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Kelsea Wollffllotterr: Walkabout, Bortolami

Kelsea Wollffllotterr: Walkabout, Bortolami, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 1999

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (Untitled)

Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (Untitled), 2002

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (In Vietnam Shannon Doherty)

Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (In Vietnam Shannon Doherty), 1996

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (After Searching for an Experimental Movie…)

Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (After Searching for an Experimental Movie…), 1998

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (Jim in the Park)

Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (Jim in the Park), 2001

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (Woman and Tiger)

Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (Woman and Tiger), 2001

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (Naked Bodies in Green Slime)

Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (Naked Bodies in Green Slime), 2001

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (Humbold Bank)

Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (Humbold Bank), 2002

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (Untitled)

Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (Untitled)

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (On the Road to Rochester) I was driving up hill

Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (On the Road to Rochester) I was driving up hill, 1999

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting ‘On the Road to Rochester (Series) After the Finding a “Destroy all Monsters

Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting ‘On the Road to Rochester (Series) After the Finding a “Destroy all Monsters, 2001

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (A Friend and I went to a Furniture Store…)

Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (A Friend and I went to a Furniture Store…), 1998

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (Werewolves)

Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (Werewolves), 2001

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (We go to a Public Art Space…)

Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (We go to a Public Art Space…), 1999

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (I was Waiting for Eileen…)

Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (I was Waiting for Eileen…), 1999

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (Man being Shaved)

Dream Object: Paperback Cover Painting (Man being Shaved), 2001

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Torso (Napoli)

Torso (Napoli), 1995

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Empty Vessel 03

Empty Vessel 03, 2010

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Westwind

Westwind, 2010

Installation view of displayed artwork titled 8 Sopra

8 Sopra, 1960

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Telephone & Telegraph

Telephone & Telegraph, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Chertanovo Snow

Chertanovo Snow

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2014

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Studio Construct: Incidence 3

Studio Construct: Incidence 3, 2009

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Tappeto Volante Turrito

Tappeto Volante Turrito, 1975

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Interview with Syd Barrett, Nick Mason & Roger Waters discussing the early musical development of Pink Floyd, or what would later be known as: Psychedelic Rock

Interview with Syd Barrett, Nick Mason & Roger Waters discussing the early musical development of Pink Floyd, or what would later be known as: Psychedelic Rock, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Behind the Curtain

Behind the Curtain

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Liberty Knoll #1

Liberty Knoll #1

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Canicule #2

Canicule #2, 2016

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 2013

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Bus Axle Section

Bus Axle Section, 2008

Installation view of displayed artwork titled November Nerves

November Nerves, 2012

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Invitations No. 1

Invitations No. 1, 1984

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Invitations No. 3

Invitations No. 3, 2012

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Fish N Chips

Fish N Chips, 2017

Press

Chris Stewart University of Disasters Gayletter April 2017