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Panel Discussion: Durational Devices I-V

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Panelists: Writers Nancy Princenthal and Annie Godfrey Larmon and MASS MoCA Curator, Denise Markonish, in conversation with Deborah Wing-Sproul.

Deborah Wing-Sproul will perform Durational Devices I-V over the course of five consecutive Fridays (one, two-hour performance for each of the five Devices): June 29-July 27, 5-7pm in the Marble Block building, Biddeford, Maine. All events are free and open to the public. Space is limited; reservations are recommended for the panel discussion.

Annie Godfrey Larmon is a writer and editor based in New York. She is a regular contributor to Artforum, and her writing has also appeared in Bookforum, CURA., Frieze, MAY, Spike, Topical Cream, and WdW Review, among other publications. The recipient of a 2016 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for short-form writing, she was the editor of publications for the inaugural Okayama Art Summit and is a former international reviews editor of Artforum. She is currently at work on her first novel.

Denise Markonish is the curator at MASS MoCA, where her exhibitions include Nick Cave: Until (catalogue: DelMonico/Prestel); Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder (catalogue: DelMonico/Prestel); Jim Shaw: Entertaining Doubts; Teresita Fernández: As Above So Below (catalogue); Oh, Canada, the largest survey of contemporary Canadian art (catalogue: MIT Press); Nari Ward: Sub Mirage Lignum (catalogue); Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Gravity is a Force to be Reckoned With (catalogue: D.A.P); These Days: Elegies for Modern Times; and Badlands: New Horizons in Landscape (catalogue: MIT Press). Markonish edited the books Teresita Fernández: Wayfinding (DelMonico/Prestel) and 50 Years of RISD Glass: Wonder, and with Susan Cross co-edited Sol LeWitt: 100 Views (Yale University Press). She has taught at Williams College and the Rhode Island School of Design and was the fall 2016 curator for Artpace’s International Artist-in-Residence Program in San Antonio, Texas. Markonish is currently working on ongoing project with Laurie Anderson as well as upcoming exhibitions with Trenton Doyle Hancock, Anya Gallaccio, and Glenn Kaino.

Nancy Princenthal is a Brooklyn-based writer whose book Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art (Thames and Hudson, 2015) received the 2016 PEN America award for biography. A former Senior Editor of Art in America, where she remains a Contributing Editor, she has also written for Artforum, the Village Voice, and the New York Times. Princenthal is the author of Hannah Wilke (Prestel, 2010), and a co-author of two recent books on women artists. Her essays have appeared in monographs on Shirin Neshat, Doris Salcedo, Robert Mangold and Alfredo Jaar, among many others. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.), Hunter College (M.A.),and the Whitney Independent Study program, she has taught at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College; Princeton University; and Yale University, and is currently on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts.

Durational Devices is supported by a 2018 Kindling Fund Grant. The Kindling Fund is a program for artist-organized projects in the state of Maine, administered by SPACE Gallery and part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Regional Regranting Network. Engine Biddeford has generously donated space in the Marble Block building for this project.

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