08 April 2021
INVITATION: Madeline Hollander in conversation with Rose Lejeune
Thursday April 8th. 6pm GMT/1pm EST/10am PT
Launch Pad is delighted to host a Zoom In Conversation between Madeline Hollander and curator Rose Lejeune, on Thursday April 8th, 6pm GMT/10am EST.
Hollander is an American artist and choreographer who works with performance, film, and installation. A conceptual dance practice informs her research into technology, machinery and logistical systems. Looking at the repetition of movement and function, the artist draws attention to the uncanny similarities between human behaviors and inanimate technologies, proposing narratives that consider the broader implications of urbanisation.
Recently installed in the London home of Sarah Elson, Launch Pad founder, Heads/Tails: Walker and Broadway 5, Hollander’s live multimedia piece, highlights one of the artist’s central interests: the choreography of urban mobility. Comprised of headlights and tail lights of old cars that simulate the ebb and flow of traffic at an intersection in lower Manhattan, the work “performs” the human movement that animates the city. Research into the NYC Department of Transportation’s algorithmically-programmed patterns of traffic signals, and the erratic yet ultimately obedient patterns of braking drivers, combine to reflect the perpetual loops that are both universal and particular, global and local.
This month, Flatwing, Hollander’s debut solo museum exhibition featuring a new video installation and works on paper will open at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. In the Autumn, she will present a new BMW Frieze Open Work Project at Frieze, London. Previous solo exhibitions include Bortolami, NY (2020), The Artist's Institute, NY (2018); Bosse & Baum, UK, and SIGNAL, Brooklyn, NY (2016). In addition, the artist’s works have featured in the Whitney Biennial (2019); the Aldrich Museum, CT (2020); Helsinki Contemporary, Finland (2019); Serpentine Galleries, UK (2018); the Centre Pompidou Metz, France (2019); and the Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover (2017). Hollander graduated with a BA from Barnard College of Columbia University and an MFA from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles.
Rose Lejeune is a curator and consultant with particular expertise in working with multi-disciplinary, performative, and social, process-based practices. Recognised for programme development and curatorial innovation, Lejeune was hailed “Global Innovator” for her work on expanding collections in ArtNet's Intelligence Report 2020. In 2019, she launched Performance Exchange, a dispersed live programme across commercial galleries in London.