Three Conic Sections

William Anastasi
April 28, 2018 to July 28, 2018
William Anastasi, "Conic section", 1968-2018, (detail), metal rods, dimension variable
William Anastasi, "Conic section", 1968, metal rods, dimension variable
William Anastasi, "Conic section", 1968, metal rods, dimension variable
William Anastasi, "Conic section", 1968, (detail), metal rods, dimension variable
William Anastasi, "Without Title (Jacob's Ladder)", 1968, light, nails, dimension variable
William Anastasi, "Without Title (Jacob's Ladder)", 1968, (detail), light, nails, dimension variable
William Anastasi, "Without Title (Jacob's Ladder)", 1968, (detail), light, nails, dimension variable
William Anastasi, "Conic section", 1968, metal rods, dimension variable

The exhibition will be extended until July 28, 2018

EVENT: "Art in conversation: William Anastasi" - Saturday 30 June, 2018, 5 - 6:30 pm

 This second conversation  will focus on William Anastasi's current exhibition  Three Conic Sections, featuring a series of works last shown in 1970 at the Dwan Gallery, New York. Curator and critic Alexandra Fau will recount the story of the Dwan gallery and Anastasi's role in it, drawing on her interviews with Virginia Dwan, with fellow artists such as Dan Graham and Carl Andre, and with Anastasi himself.  Musicologist Anne de Fornel, whose forthcoming book John Cage is scheduled for publication in 2018, will discuss Anastasi's friendship with Cage and their common interest in chance, while curator Emile Ouroumov will comment on the reactivation, in the context of his curatorial project “Theatre of Operations. Phase I: Reconnaissance”, of William Anastasi's You Are (1977-78), a performance piece whose original version included the  participation of John Cage. Together, they will create a composite portrait of Anastasi, whose interdisciplinary practice encompassing sculpture, drawing, installation, and photography makes him one of the most multifaceted pioneers of conceptual, minimal, and site-specific art.

Participants: Alexandra Fau (curator, art critic), Anne de Fornel (pianist and musicologist), Emile Ouroumov (curator)

Moderator: Rahma Khazam (art historian, critic and researcher)

Opening on Saturday, April 28, 2018, 6 - 9 pm