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Experimental Conversations
with Gordon Hall

A series of experiments in talking ABOUT, WITH, too, AROUND, THROUGH, BECAUSE OF artworks.

BOFFO is pleased to present a series of weekly experimental gallery conversations conceived by Gordon Hall. Between artists and in proximity to their work, these events seek to explore the performative possibilities of speech in relation to exhibitions, objects, and galleries. Rather than talking about artworks, this series experiments with methods of talking with, to, around, through, and because of artworks.

These conversations are part of an ongoing strain of research in Hall’s work concerning the materiality of discourse and its construction by various cultural producers. Drawing particularly on Hall’s Center for Experimental Lectures, these talks will offer alternatives to the codified form of the artist’s talk, with unique approaches developed by Hall in collaboration with each participating artist.

Gordon Hall is an artist based in New York. Hall has exhibited and performed at SculptureCenter, The Kitchen, Movement Research, EMPAC, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, among others. Hall’s most recent work has been exhibited at Night Club in Chicago, The Brooklyn Museum, Kent Fine Art, and in a solo exhibition at Foxy Production, New York in the fall of 2014. Hall is the director of the Center for Experimental Lectures, a lecture-performance series that has been hosted by MoMA PS1, Recess, The Shandaken Project, Alderman Exhibitions, and by the Whitney Museum of American Art, producing a series of lectures and seminars in conjunction with the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Hall’s writing and interviews have been featured in a variety of publications including V Magazine, Randy, Bomb, Title Magazine, What Is Power? Inquiries Into Contemporary Sculpture (forthcoming, published by SculptureCenter) and in Theorizing Visual Studies (Routledge, 2012). Hall was awarded an LMCC Workspace Residency for 2013-14, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2013, and the Fire Island Artist Residency in 2012. Hall holds an MFA and an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.