The Artist’s Museum


Friday, March 3, 2017, 4:00pm to 8:00pm


Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St.

Presented by: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Admission: Free
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Dan Byers: The Artist's Museum
Anna Craycroft and Ann Reynolds in conversation: "Creative Research" Should be an Oxymoron
Fri, Mar 3, 2017, 4–6 pm
Level 0, Lecture Hall

Screening + Performance

Pierre Leguillon: The Promise of the Screen 
Fri, Mar 3, 2017, 6–8 pm
Level 1 ​​​​​​​

Artist Anna Craycroft and art historian Ann Reynolds will be in conversation about Craycroft’s project for The Artist’s Museum, The Earth is a Magnet, which traces relationships between photographer Bernice Abbott and nine contemporary artists, and Reynold’s forthcoming book, In Our Time, which address the cinematic and social circumstances of various intergenerational creative communities in New York during the 1940s through the 1960s.

Following will be Pierre Leguillon’s performative work The Promise of the Screen (2007–), which doubles as a film screening and a speakeasy, dedicated to the peripheral aspects of cinema. For the CCVA, Leguillon will present the Photography Manual, an anthology of film sequences to “teach, to frame, to trigger, to illuminate, to develop but also, perhaps, to commit suicide with the camera.”  The film montage is based on technical and popular books preserved at the Société française de Photographie in Paris, detailing the multiple uses of the medium: from fashion photography to judicial photography, amateur photography or photo-journalism.

Film by Pierre Leguillon; Production: Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne; Photo Expert: Aurélien Mole; Camera: Julien Crépieux; Editing: Adrien Faucheux; Production assistant: Olivier Strauss. Thanks to Clément Chéroux, Paul-Louis Roubert and Sam Stourdzé.

Programs presented in conjunction with the ICA/Boston’s exhibition The Artist’s Museum(on view at ICA/Boston through Mar 26, 2017). This exhibition is organized by Dan Byers, Mannion Family Senior Curator, with Jeffrey De Blois, Curatorial Associate.

Major support is provided by Barbara Horwich Lloyd, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support is generously provided by Steve Corkin and Dan Maddalena, Tristin and Martin Mannion, Ellen Poss, Charlotte and Herbert S. Wagner III, Anonymous, FACE Foundation/ Etant Donnés Contemporary Art, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.

A fully illustrated catalogue features texts by Byers, Claire Bishop, Lynne Cooke, and Ingrid Schaffner. The catalogue is available in the CRC/bookshop on Level 3.