The focus of my presentation will be about starting a body of work using my work and my milieu. Are we more influenced by history or what is simultaneously going on around us.
Artists are the best art historians. Artist needs to know what is old, what has been done, to know what is new to push the boundaries of art. In my generation and before, art history was another material and tool for making art. And every artist made their own take on art history. My generation was the first TV generation. When video became accessible, artists looked at it like TV and the potential to reach a wider audience. The students are the first generation to be born with the computer and internet. Their pool of information is infinite and immediately accessible.
Interaction and collaboration with peers are a way of dialoguing the present with art history. Some of my collaborations will be shown, including a film by Isa Genzken, Zwei Frauen Im Gefect, 1974. Other artists included in the presentation are Kathryn Bigelow, Sigmar Polke, Reiner Ruthenbeck, Mario Merz and Neil Jenney.
Susan Grayson is an artist who lives in New York working mainly with photography. She has exhibited her work in a group shows at Gagosian Gallery, Kunstverein Dusseldorf, and Queens Museum. She made the first exhibitions on a cross cultural history of sports photography in the United States and Germany.
Der Vortrag findet in englischer Sprache statt.