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Jack Goldstein "The Knife" 1975, courtesy Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Köln/Berlin and the Estate of Jack Goldstein

Jack Goldstein "The Knife" 1975, courtesy Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Köln/Berlin and the Estate of Jack Goldstein

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Two Boxers - a re-performance

by Jack Goldstein and a lecture by Chrissie Iles

27 Jan 2011

This is a very rare opportunity to experience a Goldstein performance originally presented in 1979, re-performed in New York in 2002 and now presented for the first time in the UK. It will be contextualised by a lecture on Goldstein’s films and performances by Chrissie Iles, Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

The audience occupies seats in front of a boxing ring in darkness, before a fanfare heralds the appearance of two boxers. The three parts of the work allude to three possible modes of representation – the “heroic” contest is evoked by music, the strobe lit bout refers to the silent movie, and the final images assume the appearance of still photography.

The 2002 re-performance of Two Boxers was under Jack Goldstein’s direction, as part of a major exhibition of his films curated by Chrissie Iles at the Whitney.

Thursday 27 January, 7-9pm
Free, The Space

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