Curated by Lucy Hunter
February 24 – March 14, 2015
1064 Chapel St.
New Haven, CT 06510
In addition to the symposium, The Legal Medium featured an art exhibition that extended the keyword of “law” to its full spectrum of uses: legislation, penal code, laws of physics, mathematical principles, universal truths. The show bridged these applications of law by examining processes of “naturalization,” a term that recalls not only immigration contentions, but also broader social instrumentation that renders disequality invisible. Irregular Rendition looked to artists whose varied practices confront the systemic—that which, in being ubiquitous, resists articulation.
A catalog distributed gratis at the gallery featured original texts by Tyler Coburn, Nicole Demby, and Nicolás Guagnini, as well as ephemera from artists’ encounters with legal and government entities. Catalog design by the New York Office.
Exhibition programming included screenings of selected 16mm films by Gordon Matta-Clark, and Mary Ellen Carroll’s 24-hour video Federal.
Timothy Bergstrom, Melissa Brown, Mary Ellen Carroll, Tyler Coburn, Brock Enright, Coco Fusco, Nicolás Guagnini, David Horvitz, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Alexandra Lerman, R. Lyon, Gordon Matta-Clark, Park McArthur, Narcissister
Feb. 26, 7pm Matta-Clark on 16mm
Selected Gordon Matta-Clark films screened at 212 York St. on Yale campus, followed by panel discussion with Kobena Mercer, Laura Wexler, Jessamyn Fiore, and GH Hovagimyan.
Feb. 28, 9am - Mar. 1, 9am Federal
Mary Ellen Carroll's Federal (2003) screened at Linsly Chittenden Hall on Yale campus.