From Sophia Franchi, GRAD:
Award-winning writer and artist Gregg Bordowitz will read from his work on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015, at 8:00 pm in Wesleyan University’s Russell House, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT.
Gregg Bordowitz’s books include Volition (2009); General Idea: ImageVirus (2010), and The AIDS Crisis Is Ridiculous and Other Writings, 1986-2003 (2004), winner of the 2006 Frank Jewett Mather Award. His videos and performances, including Fast Trip Long Drop (1993), A Cloud in Trousers (1995), and Habit (2001), have been seen at the Tate Modern, the Museum of Modern Art, and other venues. He has also written and directed The History of Sexuality Volume One By Michel Foucault: An Opera, which premiered at Tanzquartier Wien, Austria in 2010.
His is “a unique voice” that “is at once passionately committed to social engaged, theoretically informed art and [is] searchingly honest about its difficulties.” A recipient of a Rockefeller Intercultural Arts Fellowship, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and many other grants, Bordowitz is the Program Director of the Low-Residency MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is also on the faculty of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York City.
Free and open to the public. Reception and book signing to follow the reading. For more information, please call 860.685.3448 or visit the website.
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Place: Russell House