Ghislaine Leung PRESENTS
Ghislaine Leung presents the new score work PROGRAMS made in conjunction with mumok for the site of the cinema. Leung’s works often utilize their surrounding structures—exhibition space, temporal duration, regional location, or organisational partners—as limits deployed through sets of conditions for each institution to perform the work. In her new score for cinema, the artist has chosen to withdraw her presentation and reinsert different terms in order to highlight the social and physical contexts that her work is dependent on; that of the institutional architecture, event management, and interpretation itself as means of production. Leung will be joined in conversation by writer and curator Mike Sperlinger, an extract of whose Occasional Criticism text will be made available and translated for this occasion.
Presented by Ghislaine Leung, with a conversation between Ghislaine Leung and Mike Sperlinger (in English)
Ghislaine Leung lives in London, UK. Exhibitions (selection): PORTRAITS, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach (2021); 0465773005, Cabinet, London (2021); CONSTITUTION, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2021); Power Relations, Essex Street, London (2019). She is a member of PUBLIKATIONEN + EDITIONEN. Her first collection of writings, Partners, was published in 2018 and her second publication is forthcoming with Divided.
Mike Sperlinger lives in Oslo, Norway. He is currently professor of writing at the Oslo Academy of Fine Art. Previously a co-founder of LUX, London, he recently started a new Norwegian initiative for artists’ moving images called PRISMS. Recent texts include Occasional Criticism (2018), a chapbook about how films are affected by the circumstances in which we watch them. He is also the editor of several publications, including Here Is Information. Mobilise, a selection of writings by the late artist Ian White.
Program note: On Thursday, March 23, 2023, 6 pm, at the invitation of Martin Beck and Sabeth Buchmann, a talk with Ghislaine Leung will take place at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna: Main Building, Room M13a, Schillerplatz, 1010 Vienna.