Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley in conversation with Catherine Wood

3 October 2019

Catherine Wood, Senior Curator of International Art and Performance at Tate Modern, in conversation with Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley. They discuss Rand/Goop, the artists’ immersive multi–channel commission at Studio Voltaire as well as their wider practice, including their performance This Is Offal, commissioned by Wood for BMW Tate Live: Performance Room in 2015.

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  1. Catherine Wood is Senior Curator of International Art and Performance at Tate Modern. She co-curated the Tate Modern exhibitions The World As a Stage (2007) and Pop Life (2010), and curated A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance (2012). She also co-directed the opening program for the Tate Tanks in 2012, titled, "Art in Action." She has programmed numerous performances at Tate since 2003, including works by Mark Leckey, Joan Jonas, Guy de Cointet, Jiri Kovanda, and Sturtevant, and she initiated the online project, "Performance Room" in 2011. Wood is author of Yvonne Rainer: The Mind Is a Muscle (2007, Afterall/MIT press) and the forthcoming publication, Performance in Contemporary Art (Tate Publishing, 2015). A regular contributor to Afterall, Artforum, and Mousse, she has also written numerous catalog essays, recently on Joachim Koester, Piotr Uklanski, and Sung Hwan Kim.

  2. Mary Reid Kelley (b. USA, 1979) received her BFA from St. Olaf College, Minnesota, and an MFA in Painting from Yale University in 2009. She is the recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Grant, has received awards from the American Academy in Rome, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, and the Guggenheim Fellowship.

    Patrick Kelley (b. USA, 1969) earned a BFA from St. Olaf College, Minnesota, and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan. His works have been exhibited at the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information–Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany, and the Minnesota Museum of American Art.

    Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley have collaborated since 2008. Recent solo exhibitions include: Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley – We Are Ghosts, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool (2017); Mary Reid Kelley, MUDAM Luxembourg (2017); We’re Wallowing Here In Your Disco Tent, The High Line, New York (2016); Mary Reid Kelley, M – Museum Leuven, Leuven (2016); A Marquee Piece of Sod – The WWI Films of Mary Reid Kelley, Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen (2016); Hammer Projects: Mary Reid Kelley, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2015); Swinburne’s Pasiphae, Pilar Corrias, London (2014); Mary Reid Kelley, Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna (2014); and Mary Reid Kelley, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA), Boston (2013).

  3. Francis Ware

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