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"MASS MoCA Welcomes MoCI Curator, Superfiction Expert"
1999-12-03 until 0000-00-00
North Adams, MA,
USA United States of America
On Friday, December 3 at 7:00 PM, MASS MoCA (The
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) will host a lecture by Peter
Hill, artist and Curator of the fictitious Museum of Contemporary Ideas
(MoCI). The lecture will be held in MASS MoCA's B10 Theater.
The topic of Hill's lecture will be True Lies and Superfictions. Hill
will investigate the use of fictional situations in contemporary art
practice. His lecture/performance will cover the works of Res Ingold,
Guillaume Bijl, Rodney Glick, Servaas, Seymour Likely, The Museum of
Jurassic Technology, Eve-Anne O'Regan, Juan Fontcuberto, Martin
Kippenberger, Pope Alice, Sarah Ryan, The Triplet Twins, General Idea,
Fred Wilson, Lyndell Brown and Charles Green, Rayond Rohner, Dottie
Attie, and The Leeds 13.
The presentation will also celebrate ten years of the fictive Museum of
Contemporary Ideas on New York's Park Avenue. Arguably the largest
contemporary art space in the world, this was the first of many
superfictions created by Peter Hill. During the course of this lecture
he will also describe his fictitious oil company Cameron Oil and his
novel/art installation The Art Fair Murders. Additionally, he will
relate the theory behind his creations to the philosophy of science,
particularly the work of Karl Popper, Thomas Kuhn, and Paul Feyerabend.
This December also marks the fifth anniversary of the online presence of
MoCI. Hill's Museum of Contemporary Ideas is one of many emerging
artworks around the world which are based on fictional organizations,
individuals, or philosophies and also serves as a resource for
documenting other superfictions. Hill defines superfictions as
visual artworks which use fiction and appropriation to mirror
organizations, business structures, and the lives of invented
This event is free and open to the public. For more information:
contact 413.664.4481 or www.massmoca.org. MASS MoCA is located at 87
Marshall Street in downtown North Adams, Mass.