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Ian F. Svenonius

Fri, Apr 14, 2017  6:30 PM

Location: Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater

For her contribution to the 2017 Whitney Biennial, Frances Stark painted eight spreads from Ian F. Svenonius’s 2015 book Censorship Now!!. In dialogue with Stark’s project, Svenonius presents a lecture on the concept of re-education.

Ian F. Svenonius is the singer for underground music groups such as the Nation of Ulysses, the Make Up, Weird War, and Chain & the Gang. He is the author of several books including The Psychic Soviet, Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock n Roll Group, and Censorship Now!!. Svenonius is a leading organizer of the anti-authoritarian Committee for Ending Freedom (CEF).

Tickets are required ($15 adults; $12 members, students, and seniors).

Frances Stark (b. 1967), Ian F. Svenonius’s Censorship Now for the 2017 Whitney Biennial, Spread 1 of 8 (Sincerely), 2017. Gesso, ink, oil, and acrylic on canvas, 79 × 104 in. (188 × 264.2 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

Frances Stark (b. 1967), Ian F. Svenonius’s Censorship Now for the 2017 Whitney Biennial, Spread 1 of 8 (Sincerely), 2017. Gesso, ink, oil, and acrylic on canvas, 79 × 104 in. (188 × 264.2 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York