IDS
Public
Lecture
Series




BLANK FORMS
Cow Tail-Up Syndrome

Thursday, September 29th at 7pm 

Rose Auditorium | In-Person

This survey of curatorial work by Brooklyn-based arts organization Blank Forms will discuss the collaborative practice of Don and Moki Cherry; The Cricket: Black Music in Evolution, 1968–69, a magazine created by Amiri Baraka, Larry Neale, and AB Spellman; and work by Texan musician and video artist Jerry Hunt. It will also cover ongoing projects with post-minimalist composers Catherine Christer Hennix, Judith Hamann, and Sarah Hennies; and about Bowery-based sculptor Curtis Cuffie.


Don Cherry and Eagle-Eye Cherry at “Utopias and Visions,” Moderna Museet, Stockholm,1972





Blank Forms is a nonprofit organization supporting emerging and historically significant artists who produce work across disciplines, often rooted in traditions of experimental and creative music. The aim is to establish new frameworks to preserve, nurture, and present these artists’ work and to build platforms for practices underrepresented in art’s commercial, institutional, and historical fields. Blank Forms collaborates with artists on commissions, exhibitions, publications as well as archival and estate projects within contemporary cultural ecosystems and in perpetuity. In presenting and documenting this work, Blank Forms seeks to foster an artistic community founded upon engaged and equitable conversations across continents, media, and generations.


Lawrence Kumpf is the founder and Artistic Director of Blank Forms. He has curated exhibitions such as “Open Plan: Cecil Taylor” (2016, with Jay Sanders) at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; “Catherine Christer Hennix: Traversée du Fantasme” (2018) at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and “Jerry Hunt: Transmissions from the Pleroma” at Blank Forms, Brooklyn (2022). Ciarán Finlayson is Managing Editor of Blank Forms Editions. His writing has appeared in exhibition catalogs, magazines, and Journals including Artforum, Jamal Cyrus: The End of My Beginning, and Kunst und Politik.



Göran Freese, Catherine Christer Hennix, and Hans Isgren, Aus Den Sieben Tagen rehearsal, Stockholm, 1974.




Our lectures are free and open to the public. Please note that you will be asked to show proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination and booster. The use of a face mask is encouraged while indoors.





A collection of previously hidden photos exonerating the Attica Brothers secured by human rights lawyer Elizabeth Fink.





A collection of previously hidden photos exonerating the Attica Brothers, secured by human rights lawyer Elizabeth Fink-back of photo.




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IDS
Public
Lecture
Series






BLANK FORMS
Cow Tail-Up Syndrome


Thursday, September 29th at 7pm


Rose Auditorium | In-Person



This survey of curatorial work by Brooklyn-based arts organization Blank Forms will discuss the collaborative practice of Don and Moki Cherry; The Cricket: Black Music in Evolution, 1968–69, a magazine created by Amiri Baraka, Larry Neale, and AB Spellman; and work by Texan musician and video artist Jerry Hunt. It will also cover ongoing projects with post-minimalist composers Catherine Christer Hennix, Judith Hamann, and Sarah Hennies; and about Bowery-based sculptor Curtis Cuffie.


Don Cherry and Eagle-Eye Cherry at “Utopias and Visions,” Moderna Museet, Stockholm,1972



Blank Forms is a nonprofit organization supporting emerging and historically significant artists who produce work across disciplines, often rooted in traditions of experimental and creative music. The aim is to establish new frameworks to preserve, nurture, and present these artists’ work and to build platforms for practices underrepresented in art’s commercial, institutional, and historical fields. Blank Forms collaborates with artists on commissions, exhibitions, publications as well as archival and estate projects within contemporary cultural ecosystems and in perpetuity. In presenting and documenting this work, Blank Forms seeks to foster an artistic community founded upon engaged and equitable conversations across continents, media, and generations.

Lawrence Kumpf is the founder and Artistic Director of Blank Forms. He has curated exhibitions such as “Open Plan: Cecil Taylor” (2016, with Jay Sanders) at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; “Catherine Christer Hennix: Traversée du Fantasme” (2018) at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and “Jerry Hunt: Transmissions from the Pleroma” at Blank Forms, Brooklyn (2022). Ciarán Finlayson is Managing Editor of Blank Forms Editions. His writing has appeared in exhibition catalogs, magazines, and Journals including Artforum, Jamal Cyrus: The End of My Beginning, and Kunst und Politik.

Göran Freese, Catherine Christer Hennix, and Hans Isgren, Aus Den Sieben Tagen rehearsal, Stockholm, 1974.



Our lectures are free and open to the public. Please note that you will be asked to show proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination and booster. The use of a face mask is encouraged while indoors.


A collection of previously hidden photos exonerating the Attica Brothers secured by human rights lawyer Elizabeth Fink.


A collection of previously hidden photos exonerating the Attica Brothers, secured by human rights lawyer Elizabeth Fink-back of photo.


ABOUT

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