When Apr 11 6:00 PM
Location Graham Auditorium
1916 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Installation of artwork by Tony Cokes at The Shed, New York in 2019, featuring three screens with text.

Above Image: Tony Cokes, Collision/Coalition: Tony Cokes and Oscar Murillo, 2019. Installation view at The Shed, New York. Courtesy of the artist, Greene Naftali, New York, Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles, Felix Gaudlitz, Vienna, and Electronic Arts Intermix, New York.


Join us for a presentation by renowned video artist and media scholar Tony Cokes, who will speak about his recent work and engage in dialogue with film scholar Nora M. Alter.

This edition of Conversations@Moore is co-sponsored by the Illuminations series at Temple University's Theater, Film and Media Arts; Penn Cinema Studies at the University of Pennsylvania; Slought Foundation; and the Socially Engaged Art MFA and MA programs at Moore College of Art & Design.

This event is free and open to the public. Click HERE to register.

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About the speakers:

Cokes lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island, where he serves as professor in the department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. Recent solo exhibitions include Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester (2021); MACRO Contemporary Art Museum, Rome (2021); CIRCA, London (2021); Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona (2020); ARGOS centre for audiovisual arts, Brussels (2020); Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2020); BAK – basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, Netherlands (2020); Luma Westbau, Zurich (2019); Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London (2019); The Shed, New York (2019); Greene Naftali, New York (2018); Kunsthall Bergen, Bergen, Norway (2018); and REDCAT, Los Angeles (2012).His work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Centre Pompidou, Paris; FRAC Lorraine, Metz; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Kunsthallen, Copenhagen; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Columbus; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others.

Nora M. Alter is the former chair of Film and Media Arts at Temple University and the founding director of the Venice Study Away program. Alter has been awarded a number of fellowships, most recently The Art Writers Grant through the Warhol Foundation in 2019 and the 2021 Berlin Prize at the American Academy in Berlin, in addition to yearlong research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Howard Foundation and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Alter’s teaching and research focus is on comparative media studies. She is author of Vietnam Protest Theatre: The Television War on Stage (1996), Projecting History: Non-Fiction German Film (2002), Chris Marker (2006) and Sound Matters: Essays on the Acoustics of Modern German Culture (2004). She has published over 60 essays on a broad range of topics including film and media studies, cultural and visual studies, performance studies, and contemporary art. Alter has written on artists including John Akomfrah, Daniel Buren, Maria Eichhorn, Stan Douglas, Dan Eisenberg, Renée Green, Hans Haacke, Mathias Poledna, Martha Rosler and others. She currently serves on the advisory board of the Slought Foundation. Alter's most recent publications include Essays on the Essay Film (Columbia University Press, 2017) and The Essay Film After Fact and Fiction (Columbia University Press, 2018). She is currently completing a monograph on Harun Farocki.