Global Traces "Art Practice, Ethnography, Contested Heritage"
University of Oslo 7-8 February 2019
Alyssa Grossman – “A Catalogue of Useless Rocks”
This paper discusses a collaborative work-in-progress between an anthropologist (myself) and a visual artist (Selena Kimball), regarding a collection of rocks stored at the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg, Sweden.
December 14 2018- January 17, 2019 | Project: "Transformations, or, The Marble Faun" (series of propositions for future work)
Winter light in Putnam Studio (with tape underdrawing for in-process project)
Wolfstaedter Gallery | Rotlintstrasse 98 60389 Frankfurt Germany
February 09, 2018 - April 07, 2018
Curated by Suzy Spence | The Gallery at 1GAP
Richard Meier on Prospect Park
May 24- September 17 2017
This grant from the Provost's Office at The New School supported research travel in Yunnan and Sichuan, China for an in-process project “A Botanical Imaginary” re-envisioning the plants native to the historical region of Kham.
Museum of World Culture archives, Gothenburg
Co-organized by Alyssa Grossman, Selena Kimball, and Adriana Muñoz
May 26, 2017
“Seeing Through Objects” is part of a pilot study for a collaborative research project on the colonial archives of Gothenburg’s Museum of World Culture. While this museum has been open for just over a decade, its holdings come from the city’s now defunct Ethnographic Museum, with artifacts from around the world that were collected, categorized, and interpreted by Europeans through several centuries of colonial activity. This workshop, situated on-site at the museum’s archives, brings together a diverse group of researchers to actively “see” certain pieces of this collection through multiple disciplinary lenses. Our aim is to compile these perspectives into a composite reflection, which may be blurry, fragmented, even contradictory, but ideally will lead to new and critical insights into everyday practices of attention, observation, and the complex production of visual regimes of knowledge.
View of Firth studio at MacDowell with in-progress collage "Plotlines"
Generously funded by Centre for Critical Heritage Studies, Embracing the Archives Research Cluster. Travel funding for second round of research in collaboration with visual anthropologist Alyssa Grossman in Gothenburg’s Museum of World Culture archives
Symposium: Observational Practices and the Everyday
Talking About Seeing: A cross-disciplinary panel Discussion with science journalist AATISH BHATIA, artist MARTHA ROSLER, filmmaker and ethnographer PACHO VELEZ, filmmaker and educator MEGHAN O’HARA, and the writer and curator JAMES MERLE THOMAS, moderated by LATIF NASSER, director of research at WNYC’s Radiolab.
This symposium was organized by Selena Kimball & Pascal Glissmann: The OBSERVATIONAL PRACTICES LAB at Parsons, The New School, in collaboration with Karina Nimmerfall: The LABORATORY FOR ART AND RESEARCH, Institute for Art and Art Theory at the University of Cologne.
Material Matters: Water, Pigment, and Light
Material Matters: Water, Pigment, and Light, features works from 8 artists from across the US: Nancy Baker, Matthew Brandt, Chris Duncan, Selena Kimball, Lavar Munroe, Liz Nielsen, and Shoshanna Weinberger in the Van Every Gallery, and William Córdova in the Smith Gallery. August 29th through October 7, 2016
Photo credit: David Ramsey
Rotlintstrasse 98, Frankfurt
June 25th though September 3rd, 2016
Alyssa Grossman and I are beginning a new long-term collaborative project working with (and re-working) the collections at the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Selena Kimball/ Night Vision
535 W 22nd Street NYC 10011
Thanks to the Jerome Foundation
Florilegium Opening: March 13