I AM NOT BRUCE CONNER: A Talk by Bruce Jenkins

Monday, 20 Nov 2017, 12 PM to 1 PM

Arts Wing, Areté Ateneo de Manila University

Bellas Artes Projects (BAP) is pleased to present I AM NOT BRUCE CONNER: A Talk by Bruce Jenkins, a lecture about the visionary film practice of the iconic American artist Bruce Conner (1933–2008) ahead of the upcoming exhibition Bruce Conner: Out of Body, opening at the Outpost on February 24, 2018 with a special screening presentation at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, premiering on March 3, 2018, curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt, Artistic Director of Bellas Artes Projects. Professor Bruce Jenkins will deliver in real time from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) an overview of the artist’s body of work—with an emphasis on his revolutionary films—and his impactful legacy. A conversation with Diana Campbell Betancourt will immediately follow. This event will take place at venue partner Ateneo Art Gallery in Areté on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm sharp to 2:00pm. The talk is free and open to the public.

About the Speakers

Bruce Jenkins is Professor of Film, Video, New Media and Animation, Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to his appointment at SAIC, he was the Stanley Cavell Curator at the Harvard Film Archive and served many years as the Director of Film/Video at the Walker Art Center. Jenkins has written for arts journals including Artforum, Millennium Film Journal, and Mousse Magazine, major museum exhibition catalogues, and published books on Gordon Matta-Clark, Bruce Conner, and Hollis Frampton. Currently he is at work co-authoring the second volume of the catalogue raisonné for the films of Andy Warhol, published by Whitney Museum of Art and Yale University Press.

Diana Campbell Betancourt is the Artistic Director of Bellas Artes Projects and curator of Bruce Conner: Out of Body. Since April 2016, she has curated at the Outpost Prelude: Carlos Amorales, Nazareno: Quiapo Constellations by Pawel Althamer, High Noon at Cagayan Garden by Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan and the upcoming solo exhibition of Filipino artist Cian Dayrit. She is also working with a number of international artists including Rana Begum (Bangladesh), Cristina Lucas and Fernando Sanchez (Spain), Tatzu Nishi (Japan) and Eddie Peake (UK) among many others for their art residencies with BAP in Bagac, Bataan. In addition, she is concurrently the Artistic Director of Samdani Art Foundation and Chief Curator of Dhaka Art Summit in Dhaka Bangladesh, a major research and exhibition platform for art in South Asia. She is currently developing the Foundation’s forthcoming Srihatta-Samdani Sculpture Park and Art Centre in Sylhet and the Summit’s fourth edition, both opening in 2018.

About Bellas Artes Projects

Founded in 2013 by Manila-based patron Jam Acuzar, Bellas Artes Projects is a registered non-profit foundation with a headquarters based in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan, Bagac. BAP hosts a rigorous residency program that offers international and local artists a space of experimentation and interdisciplinary collaboration with Filipino heritage building and traditional craft techniques.