Talks | Oct 30 2019 6:30 pm
RU Talk: Vedran Kopljar, Plank Communication Center: Quarterly Report
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
6:30 pm (free and open to the public)
Residency Unlimited (RU)
360 Court Street (enter the Church through the main entrance)
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Please join RU for a lecture by resident artist Vedran Kopljar (Born in Croatia; lives & works in Belgium). The artist will present a state of affairs of the Plank Communication Center including the vision of the facility, archival materials, and fieldwork that explores modes of communication with the signature plank works of American artist John McCracken (1934-2011). Kopljar met the first plank in May of 2019 and has visited with numerous McCracken planks since, a case study for the purposes of investigating an ongoing relationship with an object of art, the possibility of communication with the object and the generation of meaning. The Plank Communication Center serves as a metaphorical method for the investigation of object/viewer relations in general. Kopljar’s work often explores the relationship between the art object and the viewer through an artistic practice that aims to construct mental, visual and physical obstructions in an attempt to shape new spaces for communication and possibilities of meaning. The lecture will be followed by a Q & A and conversation with the artist.
Thanks to The Estate of John McCracken and David Zwirner Gallery
This program is made possible with support from the Government of Flanders and the Cultural Development Fund, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.