Upcoming Events


Public Programs Series
September-November, 2016
Skowhegan Space
136 West 22nd Street
For a full calendar of events visit: skowheganart.org/events

From September-November, Skowhegan will host a series of public programs organized by Natasha Marie Llorens, which engage critically with each of the concurrent presentations of Cantor’s work, offering a more expansive look at her practice and international peer group. Skowhegan's New York programs are supported in part by a grant from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc. For more information contact: Natasha Marie Llorens: natashallorens@gmail.com

Ellen Cantor: Screening 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6:30pm 
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) 
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011 

Electronic Arts Intermix presents a program of moving image work by Ellen Cantor. In these diaristic and intimate works, Cantor deftly uses the medium of video to appropriate, re-dub, and reframe imagery from Antonioni, Disney cartoons, John Cassavetes, and Brian DePalma’s Carrie. Key works, including Invokation of My Demon Sister, Remember Me, and Madame Bovary's Revenge, will be screened along with rarely-seen videos from Cantor’s archive. For more information contact Karl McCool: kmccool@eai.org

Modern Monday: Ellen Cantor's Pinochet Porn
Monday, October 31, 2016, 7:00pm
Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

This event will premiere Pinochet Porn (2008-16), followed by a discussion between Lia Gangitano, Founding Director of Participant Inc.; filmmaker John Brattin; and Stuart Comer, Chief Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art at MoMA. For more information contact: pressoffice@moma.org

Coming To Power: 25 Years of Sexually X-Plicit Art by Women
Organized by Pati Hertling and Julie Tolentino
Friday, September 9 — Sunday, October 16, 2016
630 Greenwich Street and 98 Morton Street 
New York, NY 10014

Maccarone will re-stage the landmark feminist exhibition Coming To Power: 25 Year of Sexually Explicit Art by Women, curated by Cantor at David Zwirner Gallery in 1993, which featured 25 seminal artists including Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Nicole Eisenman, Zoe Leonard, Marilyn Minter, Lorraine O'Grady, Yoko Ono, and Hannah Wilke, among others. As a new iteration of Coming to Power, in dialogue with the themes of the original exhibition, Pati Hertling and Julie Tolentino will co-curate a performance program from a new generation of artists, including Niv Acosta, Jim Fletcher, FlucT, Xandra Ibarra/La Chica Boom, Kia Labeija, and Narcissister. For more information contact: press@maccarone.net

ELLEN CANTOR at Foxy Production
Sunday, September 11 – Sunday, October 23, 2016
Foxy Production
2 East Broadway, #200
New York, NY 10038

Foxy Production presents Cantor’s multi-channel video installation Be My Baby (1999), comprising three screens of appropriated images, including excerpts from independent American cinema and clips of space travel. In Be My Baby, Cantor’s ongoing and passionate exploration of tragedy and its transcendence is further expressed as a response to a series of lectures by Rudolf Steiner titled The Manifestations of Karma, which addresses accidents, death, illness, and synchronistic encounters. The installation is accompanied by a series of photographic works from 1997, each of which consists of grids of repeated 3x5 inch snapshot photographs that were shot by Cantor from a TV screen playing scenes of people kissing in old black-and-white Hollywood movies. These works move Cantor’s investigation of the portrayal women and love in classic cinema in to the space of photography. For more information contact John Thomson: John@foxyproduction.com

Ellen Cantor, Lovely Girl’s Emotions
Sunday, September 18 - Sunday, October 30, 2016
253 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10002

Participant will present paintings and sculptures which pre-date and lay groundwork for the concerns that permeate the bodies of work in drawing and video for which Cantor became best known. The subjects that populate Cantor’s paintings often include women engaged in fantasy sequences involving animals that act like people, flight, and states of ecstatic celebration. Cantor’s totemic sculptural works, assemblages of carved and painted wood, found objects including bells and smashed cans, are reminiscent of ancient female power figures including the Venus of Willendorf, also paying homage to the works of Louise Bourgeois, while pointing to Cantor’s move into the transformation of appropriated materials as a strategy for empowerment. For more information contact Lia Gangitano: lia@participantinc.org