AMELIA BANDE & JEANNINE TANG
Sept. 5, 2015
Amelia Bande is a writer, performer and teacher. She wrote and staged the plays “Chueca” and “Partir y Renunciar” in Chile, which were later published in a Spanish-English edition. In 2008 she moved to Berlin, working in the arts project space Kotti-Shop, organizing events and writing workshops. Since 2012 Amelia is part of the Gels Collective, writing scripts for the group’s experimental animations and film installations, which have been shown widely. In 2013 she co-funded Publishing Puppies—a new press for visual work, plays, poetry, music, fiction, essays and other print experiments. Amelia’s performances have a written origin, they expose the ridicule of life by mixing reading, singing and visuals. Amelia currently lives in New York.
Jeannine Tang is an art historian who teaches at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College as Senior Academic Advisor and LUMA Foundation fellow. Her work has appeared in venues such as Artforum; Art Journal; Theory, Culture & Society, among others. Her recent writing has focused on such subjects as institutional critique and the afterlife of art; feminism and international survey exhibitions; spectatorship and indigenous sovereignty; temporalities after postmodernism. She is at work on two book project: a study on contemporary art and the 1970s information age, and a book historicizing the concept of flexibility. She is also curating a major exhibition and research project on the New York City galleries American Fine Arts, Co. and Pat Hearn Gallery, to open at CCS Bard in 2017.