Special Exhibition Program: Luke Stettner
Saturday, September 26
In concordance with his exhibition a,b,moon,d at Storm King, Luke Stettner will present an experimental lecture that engages the tropes of memory, monument, and strategic displacement. Drawing on “documentary” archaeological photography (in collaboration with J.A Baird), indecipherable texts, modernist poetry and prose, and Yoko Ono, Stettner will explore the complicated ethics and value of unknowability. This part of the program will take place in the conference room in the Museum Building. Seating is limited. Following the talk, Stettner will lead a walking tour of a, b, moon, d.
The exhibition spans from Storm King’s South Fields to the second floor of the Museum Building. Prior to creating the work’s outdoor component – a series of sculptural trenches arranged over an eighty foot by eighty foot square expanse — Stettner studied photographs of archaeological digs and aerial diagrams of ancient architectural complexes, and observed how their geometric forms recall pictographic languages and codes.
Artist talks are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.