In her talk "Untitled", Avery Singer will examine the methods of production and collaboration in a single painting to explore the implication of their meaning(s). The artist's presentation may be a bit unorthodox in its structure: as opposed to a traditional slide talk, Singer will encourage a discussion among the students to ask questions of what is being presented to them.
Her lecture will revolve around a recently finished painting. In it, two avatars exist, one referencing a work conceived of almost 100 years ago, another from today, produced by a character named Lil Wavi. What are the ways in which a painting can become a physical translation of a historical interaction, or a virtual/digital one? Is digital space always defined by having a social character? Can it divorce itself from that? What would that mean? What might it look like? How can painting serve as an ir/relevant exploration of absurdity in the digital age?
Avery Singer (*1987) is an artist living and working in New York.