July 16, 2019 – 7:00pm
The synchronous disappearances of Ader, Burden, and Goldstein have been given various justifications: the desire for the dematerialization of (art-) object and (artist-) subject inherent to conceptualism; the omnipresence of death in the context of the Vietnam War; the temptation of magic’s sleight of hand; and a fascination with the morbid and the sublime. Philipp Kaiser, Disappearing — California, c. 1970: Bas Jan Ader, Chris Burden, Jack Goldstein,
Artist, Director of Exhibitions at Power Station, and co-founder of Culture Hole Gregory Ruppe touches on disappearance in conjunction with Disappearing — California, c. 1970: Bas Jan Ader, Chris Burden, Jack Goldstein as he presents his 2012 film Bigfoot in relation to Lightning, 1976, by Paul and Marlene Kos, and Rene Daalder’s documentary Here is Always Somewhere Else: The Disappearance of Bas Jan Ader, 2007.
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