Kate Harding – Field Experiments In A Long and Short Time Coming: Seeing It Through/ Seeing Through it

Kate Harding – Field Experiments in A Long and Short Time Comin: Seeing it Through/Seeing Through it-
September 20th to November 2nd, 2019


Photos by Jeffrey Sturges

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An intimate dialogue between Kate Harding and Jovana Stokic, introduced by Magnus Schaefer, and to include screenings of Harding’s video in the context of the exhibition. On Sunday, October 27th. Open from 1 pm; the talk starts at 2 pm.

Kate Harding is an artist living and working between New York and rural Missouri who examines the specificity of site and the local to explore concepts of landscape and inter-subjective perception. Exploring the relationship of language and topology, she regularly uses her body’s movement through landscape as a tool of measure, in a process of “field experiments.” Harding’s systematic approach to mapping terrain intersects with speech and movement, inviting consideration of embodied communication and ways of knowing and memory. Interdisciplinary in material and approach, Harding’s background in garment design and construction often provides a metaphoric structure to her work, as does research in science, history, critical philosophy, folklore and the colloquial phrase. Regularly engaging in collaborative and curatorial projects, Harding is the host of Bicoastal Carpool, a weekly radio program airing live on WPIR Pratt Radio since 2016. She currently is faculty at Parsons, The New School in New York City and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

Jovana Stokic is a Belgrade-born, New York-based art historian and curator. She holds a PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her dissertation, The Body Beautiful: Feminine Self-Representations 1970–2007, analyzes works of Marina Abramovic, Martha Rosler, Joan Jonas particularly focusing on the notion of self-representation. Stokic was a fellow at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; a researcher at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the curator of the Kimmel Center Galleries, New York University; and the performance curator at Location One, New York. She is currently on the faculty of the MFA Art Practice, SVA and NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions. Her book on contemporary performance art will be published by Bloomsbury in February 2020.

Magnus Schaefer is an art historian, writer and curator, and lives in New York.