Outside the Box Gallery Talk: Andrew Lampert on “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures”
December 14 2013
In 2013, New Museum launched a new lecture series, Outside the Box, a roster of gallery-based talks given by a variety of guest speakers over the course of a season. In this new series, lecturers with diverse backgrounds and affinities address the New Museum’s current exhibition(s), kicking off with “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures,” in forty-five to sixty minute presentations taking place exclusively in the Museum’s galleries. As a way to emphasize the Museum’s strong commitment to new art and new ideas, Outside the Box talks are open to the public and are intended to provide participants with multidisciplinary perspectives on New Museum exhibitions. To this end, lecturers speak about the exhibitions or themes emergent in artists’ works from the various positions they occupy, be they academic, personal, political, etc., and engage in rich investigations that illuminate and probe the Museum’s current exhibition program.
As an artist, Andrew Lampert regularly uses moving images, live performance, and recorded sound to address the contemporary condition of cinema spectatorship in its waning days. He is concerned with time as experienced on screen, in the course of production, and most especially by the audience in a theater. He has exhibited at venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA P.S.1, the Getty Museum, the British Film Institute, the New York Film Festival, and is distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI). Lampert is also Curator of Collections at Anthology Film Archives, where he is responsible for the daily management, photochemical preservation, and digitization of the moving image and audio collections, as well as co-programming the quarterly screening schedule. He has preserved more than two hundred movies by artists including Wallace Berman, Robert Breer, Bruce Conner, Tony Conrad, Manuel De Landa, the Kuchar Brothers, Marie Menken, Carolee Schneemann, Paul Sharits, Stuart Sherman, Michael Snow, and many others. Lampert teaches in the Film Department at Purchase College, and is currently editing a book titled The George Kuchar Reader to be published by Primary Information.