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John Menick

Menick makes films and audio works, writes essays and short stories, and occasionally makes prints and drawings. These works are often populated by wandering detectives, duplicitous storytellers, homeless documentarians, mad travelers, and institutionalized cinephiles. His artwork has been shown at dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel; MoMA PS1, New York; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; CCA Wattis, San Francisco; Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis; and Artists Space, New York. His writing has appeared in Frieze, Mousse, and Art in America. Menick has received grants from the Jerome Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and he is a visiting professor of film and video at the Cooper Union in New York. His ideal audience member — possibly you — watches no television, can’t drive or swim, always carries a pen, hates cell phones, names Pale Fire as his or her favorite book, wears glasses, and is afraid of flying. Most of the time he lives in New York City.

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Dialogues in Contemporary Art: Take 3

John Menick, Starring Sigmund Freud, 2012, video, 28 min, 16:9. Courtesy of the artist Tuesday, October 16, 2012 7–8:30 pm ICI Curatorial Hub 401 Broadway, Suite 1620 New York, NY 10013 Dialogues in Contemporary Art: Take 3 In Collaboration with AhmadyArts Independent curator Leeza Ahmady brings together artists John Menick and Yusuf Misdaq in what […]

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