Artists Bianca Boragi and Julia Rooney to lead talk on Minimal Means exhibition

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  • February 13, 2019

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Elena Asins. Untitled, 1978 (detail). Ink on paper, 11.7 x 16.5 in. (29.8 x 42 cm). Private Collection, New York. Image courtesy of Zeit Contemporary Art, New York. Photo: Dario Lasagni
Sol LeWitt. Untitled (B3 Model), 1966. Painted wood, 14 x 14 x 14 in. (35.6 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm.) Courtesy of the LeWitt Estate and Private Collection, New York. Image courtesy of Zeit Contemporary Art, New York. Photo: Dario Lasagni

Zeit Contemporary Art is pleased to announce a talk led by visual artists Bianca Boragi and Julia Rooney in the context of the exhibition Minimal Means: Concrete Inventions in the US, Brazil and Spain, curated by Joan Robledo-Palop. The talk will take place on Thursday, February 21st, 2019, from 6 to 7 pm at 111 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021. A reception will follow between 7:30 and 8:00 pm.

From the unique perspective of both art makers and educators, Bianca Boragi and Julia Rooney will discuss the conceptual and material processes at play in works by artists including Dan Flavin, Anni Albers, Sol LeWitt, Elena Asins, and Lygia Clark, amidst others. Boragi and Rooney's experience working at the Sol LeWitt Archive at the Yale University Art Gallery during their time as MFA students, will also highlight how artistic research and intergenerational exchange have informed their own artistic practices of painting, video and sculpture.

Bianca Boragi is a sculptor, video artist and curator. She received her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2017 and obtained her BFA from the National Superior School of Arts of Paris-Cergy, France. Her art videos and experimental films have been screened at independent cinemas such as Anthology Film Archive, UnionDocs, Video Revival, NY, the Whitney Humanities Center and the Loria Center in New Haven, CT.  She has exhibited her sculptures for exhibitions at art galleries in France, Germany, India, Italy, Scotland, and throughout the United States. Boragi was recently named the recipient of the JUNCTURE Fellowship in Art and International Human Rights from the Yale Law School. She will be an artist in residence at NARS Foundation in Spring 2019 and was previously in residency at MASS MoCA museum's studios, the Centquatre, Paris, France, Pact Zullverein, Essen, Germany, Cal'Arts, Los Angeles, USA.

Anni Albers. Orchestra II, 1979. Photo-offset, 18 × 17 in. (45.7 x 43.2 cm.). Private Collection. Image Courtesy of Zeit Contemporary Art, New York. Photo: Dario Lasagni

Julia Rooney is a visual artist and arts educator. She holds an MFA in Painting/Printmaking from the Yale School of Art (2018), and a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard College (2011). She has exhibited her work at Zeit Contemporary Art (New York, NY), Diane Rosenstein Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), ChaShaMa (Brooklyn, NY), and The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts (Cambridge, MA). Residencies include the Studio Arts College International (Florence, Italy), The League Residency at Vyt (Sparkill, NY), The Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), and Engaging Artists (NYC). She has received teaching and research residencies/fellowships including SU-CASA (Lower Manhattan Cultural Center), Yale Prison Education Initiative Teaching Fellowship (Yale School of Art), an "Engaging Artists" Project Grant (More Art), and an Artist Development Fellowship (The Office for the Arts); and has taught with the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Wallach Art Gallery, and the First Year Arts Program at Harvard College.

Minimal Means: Concrete Inventions in the US, Brazil and Spain is organized by Zeit Contemporary Art and presented in collaboration with Edelman Arts, New York. The exhibition is on view through March 16th at 111 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021.

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