The MAMCO Geneve collection is now online
w/ Model Pleasure V

Event with documentation
May 30th, 2020

Zoom screening by Gallery 44 of after hiroshima mon amour,
w/discussion of representations of time in relation to historical and recent political events, 
with Mignon Nixon,+ concluding with an audience exchange, including
Rosalyn Deutsche, Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Juliet Mitchell, + Michele Theriault.

This was one of two online elements of my covid-suspended one-person 
exhibition at Gallery 44, "a few howls again," curated by Magdalyn Asimakis, 
Alexandra Symons-Sutcliffe, +Jared Quinton. Scroll down to see access to the first event.

the whole event

relevant time-codes:

statements by silvia and mignon

after hiroshima mon amour (there's a glitch at the beginning, 
leaving out the title frames, but the rest is ok.)

the may 23rd discussion with mignon nixon

q+a with the audience

Jared Quinton in conversation with Silvia Kolbowski

This discussion was held on April 15th, 2020, in relation to the exhibition 
Silvia Kolbowski: A Few Howls Again, planned to open at Gallery 44,
Toronto, on March 20th, but temporarily suspended due to the Covid-19 

The exhibition was curated by Magdalyn Asimakis, Alexandra
Symons-Sutcliffe, and Jared Quinton. This discussion was included with
a Zoom screening of the film "That Monster: An Allegory" on April 18th,
co-sponsored by Gallery 44 and The Images Festival, Toronto. 

Additional material from the exhibition can be found on the gallery

click on link below to view discussion:

"Discussion: Silvia Kolbowski and Jane Weinstock," 1986 
is now available in a digitized, searchable, and downloadable version 
of the full run of m/f a feminist journal, 1978-1986.

Silvia Kolbowski: A Few Howls Again

Gallery 44, Toronto, March 20-April 25, 2020
Curated by Magdalyn Asimakis, Jared Quinton, and Alexandra Symons-Sutcliff, 
and sponsored by Gallery 44 and The Images Festival.

This exhibition has been suspended due to Covid19.
Videos and catalogue can be accessed here:

That Monster: An Allegory
Film Screening by Silvia Kolbowski

The Emily Harvey Foundation
537 Broadway #2
New York NY 10012
Friday, February 7th, 2019

A conversation with the art historian Rosalyn Deutsche will follow the screening,
followed by a discussion with the audience. 

Silvia Kolbowski, That Monster: An Allegory

A review by Sasha Archibald in The White Review
Online Exclusive, January 2020

Posted on Texts/Interviews: Interview by Maud Jacquin and Sebastien Pluot on
Enlarged from the Catalogue: Michael Asher

A few howls again in Terror, Urban Art Center, Gorzow, Poland. 
Curated by Leszek Golec. 
Oct/Nov 2019

Una presentation sobre la insuficiencia de las imagines 
 A few howls again screened at La Cueva, Mexico City. 
5 October 2019. 
Curated by Jared Quinton.

Missing Asher in The Intolerable Straight Line
Galerie Art & Essai
Universite´ Rennes II, Rennes, France
Curated by Maud Jacquin and Sébastien Pluot
15 November 2019-16 January 2020

Archive acquired by CCS Bard
[To be transferred in July                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             , 2020)

That Monster: An Allegory 
A screening with accompanying discussion 
The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London
April 10, 2019

"A few howls again?"


Commissioned by Taipei Bienniel, 2010; Curated by Lin Hong-John and Tirdad Zolghadr

September 7 - November 14, 2010

A few howls again? "resurrects" the brilliant and notorious German journalist and political militant, Ulrike Meinhof (1934-1976) in a stop-motion photo "animation" video loop with titles, as well as installed photos. The project raises questions about contemporary state violence and political resistance.

At left are installation views of the work at the Taipei Bienniel.

See this link for an excerpt of the video under project listing. (link)

"After Hiroshima Mon Amour" and "A Movie Will Be Shown Without the Sound"

May 8, 2009-June 14, 2009
One-person exhibition at Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The projection on opposite walls of a colored rectangular space of "After Hiroshima Mon Amour" (2008) and "A Movie Will Be Shown Without the Sound" (2006) allows the spectator to choose a position from which to take in either the Resnais/Duras film "Hiroshima mon amour" (1959), played without sound or titles, or "After Hiroshima Mon Amour." Enclosed in the same visual and aural space, the video and the film have the possibility of transforming each other.

"Nothing and Everything"

One-person exhibition at Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery
Concordia University, Montreal
January 30 - March 7, 2009
Curated by Michele Theriault

Curator's statement:
This exhibition presents two major works, produced ten years apart, which consider very different contemporary issues. On the one hand, "an inadequate history of conceptual art" (1998-1999) reflects upon the renewed interest in Conceptual Art, and on the other, "After Hiroshima Mon Amour" (2008), engages with American military interventions in Iraq, and the associated criminal neglect of post-hurricane New Orleans. These works offer subtle and provocative explorations of the meeting of unconscious forces with social, political, and historical structures as they are imbricated, not only with these events, but also with forms of art, cinema and writing that have radically transformed existing conventions.

A catalogue of the same title, with a discussion between Theriault and Kolbowski can be ordered from

"After Hiroshima Mon Amour"

One-person exhibition at La><art, Los Angeles
September 20 - November 1, 2008. (web link) (press release)
Curated by Christopher Bedford

"Manifesto Marathon"

Participation in Manifesto Marathon, Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Serpentine Gallery, London
October 19, 2008 (web link)
All photos © Serpentine Gallery, London and
Mark Blower, photography

"Younger and Stronger Men"

F.T. Marinetti's "Futurist Manifesto" was scrambled and turned into a dialogue. A performance including 60 images of mass audiences from around the world, and two actors each reading parts of Marinetti's scrambled manifesto as a pseudo political debate dialogue.

"an inadequate history of conceptual art"
One-person exhibition at Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
3/9/07 - 4/22/07
Curated by Pawel Polit
Photos 3-11 by Mariusz Michalski

This 1998/1999 project was reinstalled, with the addition of a Polish audio translation, and a new projection component. Due to the fact that a loan of audio equipment from Bang + Olufsen, required for the original specifications, was not able to be procured, this component was substituted with high-end Polish audio equipment from the 1970s.

Selected Bibliography
an inadequate history of conceptual art (Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw), 2007. (Includes an interview by Luiza Nader.) (See Publications)
Review, (April 2007) In Polish

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