Project: Amy Granat and Emily SundbladJanuary 10–February 16, 2008
White Columns is pleased to present in our Project space recent collaborative film works by the New York-based artists Amy Granat and Emily Sundblad. Granat and Sundblad’s film project began in the fall of 2006. The films often depict the two women performing singular, everyday actions. The films have been made regularly; punctuating the year of 2007 into 2008. Sundblad’s and Granat’s appearances blur and at times the two women become indistinguishable. The films are shot with a handheld wind-up motor 16mm camera that is passed between the two women. The most recent film is a tribute to Nikdi de Saint Phalle and was shot in Malibu in December 2007.
Amy Granat lives and works in New York. She is an artist and co-founder of Cinema Zero. Working primarily with sound, photography and film, her work has been exhibited widely in the US and Europe, including Dublin Project Arts Center, Dublin, Ireland (2007); Le Confort Modern, Poitiers, France (2007); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2007); Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York (2007); Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati (2006/7); and PS1, New York (2006). Her work will be included in the upcoming 2008 Whitney Biennial and in solo projects including Beijing, China; and Frankfurt, Germany. She has curated an exhibition entitled ‘Catawampus’ with Matt Keegan for Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, 2007, that will travel to Midway Contemporary Art, MN, in 2008. This February she will organize two nights of screenings as Cinema Zero for The Kitchen, New York.
Emily Sundblad lives and works in New York. She is an artist, performer and gallerist. She is a co-founder of Reena Spaulings Fine Art and co-creator of the fictional artist Reena Spaulings. She has collaborated on music and film with playwright Richard Maxwell and she is involved in several collaborative projects including Grand Openings with Jay Sanders, Ei Arakawa, Jutta Koether and others. Her work has been included in numerous group shows including: ‘The Perfect Man Show’, curated by Rita Ackermann, White Columns, New York; ‘How to Cook a Wolf’, Kunsthalle, Zurich; ‘Beneath the Underdog’, Gagosian Gallery, New York (all 2007); and The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum, New York (2006.) Recent Performances include Montevideo with Rita Ackermann and Askar Brickmann, Karlsruhe, Germany (2007); Tvillingarna at Mandrake, Los Angeles; Pasaguero, Mexico City; and ‘I Love Nobody’, at The Vizcaya, Miami, FL (2007.)
Granat and Sundblad’s collaborative films have been screened at Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland; CCS, Paris, France; Galerie Christian Nagel, Cologne, Germany; and will be presented