apexart :: To New Horizons

Trylon, Perisphere and Helicline photo by Sam Gottscho

apexart presents as part of its international resident lecture series:

To New Horizons

Wednesday, October 28, 6:30 pm

EMRE HUNER, current apexart resident, and LAUREN CORNELL, Executive Director Rhizome, will discuss utopian constructs, speculative fiction, and the juggernaut of modernism. In their conversation they will touch upon the inspirations for HUNER's latest work from the New York World's Fair, to the NASA Space Program, and Walt Disney.



Born in Istanbul in 1977, Emre Huner is an artist producing drawing, video and spatial works following different techniques. He now lives and works in Istanbul after being in Milan for eight years. Central to his oeuvre are over technological, industrial progressions and the concept of society of risk in this respect and the themes such as the affinities of the modern man with architecture and nature. Huner creates a common language in his works through using an archive he formed out of various sources such as internet, found out pictures and books. In 2008 he has participated in two special projects, The Marmara Pera Screen, Yama, Istanbul where he realized "Total Realm" (2008), a public screen video made of tableaux showing totalitarian imaginary and symbols, referring to the modernist utopia and to the Bidoun Project, Creek Art Fair, Dubai with "Panoptikon" (2005).

Lauren Cornell, Executive Director, Rhizome, oversees and develops Rhizome's programs, all of which serve to promote and contextualize art engaged with technology. Previously, Cornell worked as a curator and writer in London and New York. She worked in the Andy Warhol Film Project at the Whitney Museum and, from 2002-2004, she served as Executive Director of Ocularis, an organization dedicated to avant-garde cinema, video and new media. Her writing has been published in a range of international publications and she has organized events or exhibitions at venues including The Kitchen, Foxy Production, Participant Inc and The Institute of Contemporary Art in London. Cornell is also Adjunct Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, where she collaborates to produce exhibitions and the monthly New Silent Series.


Please join us.
All events are free and open to the public.

Mr. Hüner's residency is supported in part by the Turkish Cultural Foundation.
apexart's residency program is supported in part by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation.
apexart's exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.


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t. 212 431 5270

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