Like a clap of thunder, 2015. Color video loop, silent, 9 min. Video frame.

Brabson Filmmaker Lecture: Silvia Kolbowski

April 18, 2017
6p Reception, 6:30p Lecture
Steinberg Auditorium

New York-based artist Silvia Kolbowski, who works with time-based media, will deliver the Brabson Filmmaker Lecture, titled Dead Subjects Speak.

Her scope of address includes questions of historicization, political resistance, and the unconscious. The structures of spectatorship—psychical and political—are a central concern of all her projects. Her work has been exhibited in many international venues and contexts, including the Taipei Biennial, the Villa Arson (Nice, France), the Whitney Biennial (New York), and the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), among others. In addition, she has had one-person exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (Ljubljana, Slovenia), the Centre for Contemporary Art (Warsaw, Poland), the Vienna Secession (Vienna, Austria), LAX><ART (Los Angeles), and Galerie Colbert (Paris).

Kolbowski is on the advisory board of October journal, where she was a co-editor between 1993 and 2000. She has taught at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program; the CCC program of the Ecole Superiéure d’Art Visuel, Geneva; the Architecture Department of Parsons The New School for Design; and the School of Art at The Cooper Union. Kolbowski has lectured widely, and her writings have been included in many publications, including Artforum, Texte zur Kunst, Documents, Parachute, and October. From 2014-2016 she wrote a blog as an extension of her art practice to another platform,

Brabson Filmmaker Lecture

This lecture is supported by the Brabson Library & Educational Foundation as part of a grant for the course Digital Filmmaking: City Stories.