Here's an adorable picture of Shaun with his client Andrea Geyer. Andrea and I have known eachother since we were babies—well, since 2000, when she was in the Whitney independent study program and I was the curatorial assistant at the legendary Thread Waxing Space (stay tuned for the forthcoming publication from Participant Press The Alternative to What? Thread Waxing Space and the 90s). Andrea and her cool friends would come look at our show we and tell us (my boss Lia Gangitano and me) what we should go see in Soho (this is when there were still galleries there; the exodus to Chelsea was just beginning). ANYWAY, I've recently written about Andrea, she collaborated with Sharon Hayes (also a Seagull VIP, of course) on THE show of the summer, Sharon's There's so much I want to say to you at the Whitney. Next, Andrea will be featured in a program at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam along with feminist luminary MPA (whose first solo exhibition at Leo Koenig last fall Directing Light onto Fist of Father floored everybody), and, wow, VALIE EXPORT too!
Here is how Andrea's piece Comrades of Time is described in the museum's press release:
The performance draws upon speeches, letters, and essays written during the vibrant years of the Weimar Republic. Geyer crafts these texts into dense monologues, enacting a direct address to the viewer and a powerful encounter with political imaginary. Initially produced as a multi-channel video, "Comrades of Time" casts young women giving voice to the texts’ direct appeals to shared responsibility, layering the work with the formations of age and gender in political presence.