Anne Katrine Senstad NEON GUIDES ME book launch
Join The Emily Harvey Foundation for a panel discussion with Anne Katrine Senstad, JG Thirlwell, and Tom McGlynn celebrating the publication of NEON GUIDES ME
Saturday, November 5th, 4 - 6 pm
The Emily Harvey Foundation
537 Broadway #2
New York, NY 10012
Please join The Emily Harvey Foundation in celebrating the publication of NEON GUIDES ME by Anne Katrine Senstad, with a panel discussion with Senstad, composer JG Thirlwell, and Editor at Large, Brooklyn Rail, Tom McGlynn, followed by a video talk with publisher Praun & Guermouche, and a neon installation on view.
Neon is at the core of Norwegian artist Anne Katrine Senstad’s wide ranging work across light and space, sound and synesthesia, aesthetics, form, and perception. Through advanced in-depth research, she has examined spatial, topological, and scientific phenomena of light, sound, and color since the 1990s, a foundation for her explorations in the experiential, the participatory, and the experimental. In the monumental neon sculpture series ELEMENTS I - VI (2018-2021), with enveloping sound environments composed by JG Thirlwell (ELEMENTS IV, V, VI) and C.C. Hennix (ELEMENTS III), the artist has transformed space and challenged our awareness of spatial limits, our presence within the infinitesimal, and empyrean experience. Senstad’s neon practice is now presented in book form: NEON GUIDES ME, published by Praun & Guermouche, and includes texts by JG Thirlwell in conversation with Patrick Rolandelli, Catherine Christer Hennix, Andres Kurg. Erik Meling, Dr Aura Seikkula, Sanna Karimäki-Nuutinen, Marianne Solberg, and Sarah Walko.
Anne Katrine Senstad is a multi-disciplinary artist working with photography, video, neon sculpture, land art, and site specificity, with a focus on the phenomena of perception and the cognitive system in response to the properties of light, sound, and color. She is concerned with sensorial aesthetics and the transformative—the transcendental ideas of art and philosophical practice. Senstad has exhibited widely internationally, including at Seinajoki Kunsthall, Finland (2021), S12 Gallery, Norway (2021), Kai Art Center, Tallin (2020), He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen (2019), Trafo Kunsthall, Norway (2018), Athr Gallery, Jeddah (2018), K4 Gallery, Norway (2017), Good Children Gallery, New Orleans (2017), Bruges Art and Architecture Triennale, Belgium, (2015), 55th and 56th Venice Biennales (Collaterali Eventi), (respectively 2013 and 2015). In 2020, Senstad was awarded the prestigious Arts Council Norway Government Grants for Artists. She has, since 1996, received numerous artist grants from Arts Council Norway, Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Fond for Lyd og Bilde (NO), Forbundet Frie Fotografer (NO), Billedkunstnernses Vederlags Fond (NO), Foundation for Contemporary Art and the Rauschenberg Foundation’s emergency grants (USA). Senstad was raised in Singapore and Norway; today, she lives and works between New York and Oslo, Norway. Forthcoming exhibition; Kunsthall Regelbau 411, Denmark, 2023.
JG Thirlwell is an Australian-American composer, producer, and performer based in Brooklyn, NY. Thirlwell has released over thirty albums under his various pseudonyms including Foetus, Manorexia, Xordox and Steroid Maximus. JG has completed commissions for Kronos Quartet, Bang On A Can, Alarm Will Sound, and many more. He is a member of the “freq_out” sound-art collective, curated by CM Von Hausswolff, and has created several solo sound installations. JG performs live solo and with his own chamber ensembles. He has collaborated with Karen O, Noveller, Zola Jesus, Helm, Lydia Lunch, Tony Oursler, and dozens more. Thirlwell creates the musical score for the Emmy-winning FX show Archer, and Adult Swim / Cartoon Network show The Venture Bros. Thirlwell and Senstad have collaborated on numerous exhibitions and film projects since 2000.
Tom McGlynn is an artist, writer, and independent curator based in the New York City area. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Cooper- Hewitt National Design Museum of the Smithsonian among many other national and international collections. His work has also been featured on the cover of Artforum magazine. He is currently an Editor at Large at The Brooklyn Rail, contributing articles and criticism since 2012. His most recent show of paintings opened in February 2020 at Rick Wester Fine Art in New York City.
Praun & Guermouche is a Stockholm-based publishing house established in 2020 by graphic designer Sandra Praun and artist Oscar Guermouche, which focuses on art, photography, theory, essays, and artists’ books. The core of their collaboration is the translation of artistic œuvres, projects, or individual artworks into book form. P & G believe that the way books convey art has intrinsic value, and accordingly the books they produce both reflect and complement the art.
The Emily Harvey Foundation has developed an ambitious and comprehensive art/event program that draws on its rich history, art collection, and archive grounded in Fluxus, Concept Art, Mail Art, and Performance Art. Artworks from the EHF collection are regularly lent to temporary exhibitions worldwide, and the EHF archive is open to scholars. The Emily Harvey Foundation art program concerns itself with supporting ideas resistant to frameworks of easy legibility. Its emphasis is on giving voice, and momentary material form, to discursive and process-based practices. In this historical moment, much of what we do would be impossible, and unfeasible at almost any other site. Show by show, we aim to nurture experimental, collaborative and cross-disciplinary approaches, while generating a spectrum of alternatives to other more solid contexts for contemporary practice.
The publication of NEON GUIDES ME and the art works in the book have been made possible with the generous support of Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Arts Council Norway Audio and Visual Fund, Arts Council Norway Governmental Artist Grant, Norwegian Visual Artists Fund (BKV).
Supported by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General New York.
Audio-Visual Partner Me On Air
Digital Media Partner Archive Culture
Wine by Bodvár - House of Rosés
NEON GUIDES ME – Anne Katrine Senstad
Published by Praun & Guermouche, Sweden
Printing and binding: Rotolito S.p.A. / Nava Press S.r.l., Milan, Italy