A Few Howls Again

Silvia Kolbowski, That Monster: An Allegory, B+W film projection, 18 minutes (9 mins with sound, 9 mins silent), 2018.

A Few Howls Again

Friday, March 20, 2020 to Saturday, April 25, 2020
*Exhibition postponed, online content available
About the Exhibition: 

Silvia Kolbowski: A Few Howls Again presents film and photographic works by Argentine-born New York-based artist Silvia Kolbowski. Kolbowski’s research-based visual and textual practice addresses questions of temporality, historicization, political resistance, and the unconscious. In this exhibition, video, collage and installation work by the artist examines contemporary issues around political narrativization and power structures through historical figures and film history. This exhibition will create a space to nurture the multiple dialogues embedded in Kolbowski’s practice and explore its capacious ability to gesture outward to our present political moment. In collaboration with the artist, the curators have selected fragments from Kolbowski’s archive that frame both the broad and personal stakes of her work. As Kolbowski is also a prolific writer on art and politics, A Few Howls Again will extend into written word through the inclusion of selected texts.

Co-presented with Images Festival
Curated by Jared Quinton, Alexandra Symons Sutcliffe, and Magdalyn Asimakis

*Exhibition catalogue can be found here.

*The Booklet can be found here. The Booklet contains a selection of lists from the archive of Silvia Kolbowski. It was made in conjunction with the Gallery 44 exhibition Silvia Kolbowski: A Few Howls Again.

Online Content:

Due to COVID-19 A Few Howls Again has been postponed. As we continue to monitor the global health pandemic we will be making aspects of this exhibition available online. Kolbowski’s That Monster: An Allegory (2018) is now available for viewing until April 25, 2020. 

That Monster: An Allegory addresses the projections and identifications at play in today's mass politics. The film was developed out of a desire to elucidate the riddle of mass enthrallment to demagogic power that does not serve its interests. That Monster features remixed images and sequences from the classic horror film The Bride of Frankenstein, (1935; James Whale). The film plays once with sound and once in silence.”
--Silvia Kolbowski

For further reading on That Monster: An Allegory check out: That Monster: A Conversation about Politics and the Psyche, a conversation between Kolbowski and Edwin Coomasaru that took place in April 2019.

Jared Quinton is a curator and critic based in Chicago. He has organized exhibitions at The Kitchen (New York), the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and Terremoto La Postal (Mexico City), and his writing has appeared in BOMB, Artforum, and The Brooklyn Rail.

Alexandra Symons Sutcliffe is a writer and curator based between London and Berlin, her work is focused on performance, documentary and artist moving image. She has curated exhibitions and programmes at PS120 (Berlin), ESSEX STREET GALLERY (New York), the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), The Kitchen (New York), Auto Italia (London), Jupiter Woods (London), Arcadia_Missa (London) and ma ma (Toronto). She is currently a Phd candidate at Birkbeck University, working on British portrait photography of the 1970s and 1980s. 

Magdalyn Asimakis is a curator and writer. She has organized exhibitions and programs in Toronto and New York, and co-founded the project space and collective ma ma in 2018. Her writing has been published in art magazines such as Brooklyn Rail, Art Papers, Artforum and Canadian Art Magazine, as well as exhibition catalogues for the New Museum and SFMoMA. She is currently a PhD student at Queen's University where she is studying the display of global modernisms in museums.

Jared, Alexandra and Magdalyn have been collaborating since 2016 when they met at the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York. This is the second exhibition they have organized together since the 2017 group show That I am reading backwards and into for a purpose, to go on: held at The Kitchen.

Artist Biography: 

Silvia Kolbowski (New York) is a time-based media artist, who addresses questions of historicization, political resistance, and the unconscious. The structures of spectatorship — psychical and political — are a central concern of all her projects. Her work has been exhibited in many contexts, including The Taipei Biennial, The Whitney Biennial, and The Hammer Museum.