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Friday, March 27 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Un Texto Sobre Arte Contemporáneo/A Text About Contemporary Art

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In three writing sessions during the &Now Festival, Guido Ignatti will compose a text about contemporary art. He’ll be alone in a room on the CalArts campus with only a typewriter, some paper, and a pencil. The scene will be streamed on a website announced on a placard to &Now participants. After the third writing session, on the final day of the festival, Ignatti will frame the typescript and hang it next to the placard. 

Ignatti’s performance makes visible the struggle to conceive ideas and put thoughts to paper while isolated from many of the apparatuses and functions that determine writing today. He’ll go without the Internet, his computer, and Control+Z. Since this will be the first time that he’ll use a typewriter, the performance may be as much about his physical interaction with the device as it is about his intellectual work. Writing about the present using a device from another era, Ignatti’s site-specific performance evokes CalArts’ long history of fostering experimental artistic and literary practices. 

The performance can be seen during the listed times on www.guidoignatti.com.ar 

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Patrick Greaney

Patrick Greaney is the author of Quotational Practices: Repeating the Future in Contemporary Art (University of Minnesota, 2014), Untimely Beggar: Poverty and Power from Baudelaire to Benjamin(University of Minnesota, 2008), and essays on modern and contemporary art and literature... Read More →

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Guido Ignatti

Most of Guido Ignatti’s works are ephemeral, site‐specific and time-based installations that explore the tensions between conceptualism and raw materiality. Since 2008, he has exhibited widely in Argentina, and has participated in exhibitions in London and Barcelona. He is the... Read More →

Friday March 27, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT

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