Permutation 03.2: Re-Place
Åbäke, Oliver Laric, Margaret Lee, Amie Siegel
March 8 – April 14, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, March 8, 6–9pm
as part of Long Night L.E.S.
The second exhibition of P!’s six-month cycle on copying focuses on replicas, remakes, and recurrences. Margaret Lee’s uncanny storefront display juxtaposes graphic backdrop painting with simulated fruit, while Oliver Laric premieres a new Mandarin version of his distributed video essay, Versions (2009–onward). London-based collective Åbäkecaptures plaster molds for a Danish/Chinese Pieta in “hacked intaglio,” and Amie Siegel’sBerlin Remake (2005) approaches East German filmic precedents as contemporary scores for reprise and re-performance. The presentation of these disparate works at P! establishes frameworks for considering authenticity and origination across a variety of cultural contexts.
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Final week of
Permutation 03.2: Re-Learning
Please join us for three final events in our one-month series of reading groups at P!. Tonight at 6:30pm, curator Ruba Katrib of SculptureCenter leads a discussion on Michel Houellebecq’s The Possibility of an Island, examining questions of cloning, reproduction, and multiplied experience. Friday at 6:30pm, Ben Smith (Editor-in-chief, BuzzFeed) leads a discussion on Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene and meme theory. Saturday at 3pm, join us for an exhibition closing event with writer Sarah Schulman on urban replacement, fortune telling, and more.
Our current exhibition, Permutation 03.1: Re-Learning, remains on view until Saturday, March 2. The custom-designed reading room by Rich Brilliant Willing features books and editions by Judith Barry, Kerstin Brätsch, Antoine Catala, Eric Doeringer, Marcia Hafif, Oliver Laric, Anne-Marie Levine, Gareth Long, Paper Monument, and Triple Canopy, as well as select volumes by Aldolfo Bioy Casares, Italo Calvino, Richard Dawkins, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, and others. Investigating copying, translation, counterfeiting, and other gestures, the space hosts a public program of twice-weekly reading groups. The reading room is open to the public from 12–6pm through Saturday, March 2, and offers free wifi.
Schedule of final week’s events
Wednesday, February 27, 6:30–8:30pm
Ruba Katrib (Curator, SculptureCenter) leads a discussion on Michel Houellebecq’s The Possibility of an Island (excerpt)
Friday, March 1, 6:30–8:30pm
Ben Smith (Editor-in-chief, BuzzFeed) leads a discussion on Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene (excerpt)
Saturday, March 2, 3–5pm
Exhibition closing event with writer Sarah Schulman
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