THE SEEN | Stephanie Cristello in Conversation with Alejandro Cesarco

Image: Alejandro Cesarco, Vanitas (From Remorse to Regret) (Detail), 2017. 
Courtesy of the Artist and Tanya Leighton, Berlin.


THE SEEN | Stephanie Cristello in Conversation with Alejandro Cesarco
Thursday, January 18, 2018
ICI Curatorial Hub

401 Broadway, Suite 1620
FREE and open to the public


Editor-in-Chief of THE SEEN Stephanie Cristello will be in conversation with New York-based artist Alejandro Cesarco, in advance of their text being published in Issue 06 (Spring / Summer 2018). This conversation will align with Cesarco’s most recent exhibition, entitled Song, which is currently on view at The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago through January 28, 2018. This discussion will explore the artist’s relationship to different narrative strategies and their relationship to form, affect, and memory.

Free copies of Issues 04 and 05 will be available for distribution.

THE SEEN, Chicago’s International Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art, features in-depth writing on exhibitions, as well as highlight essays, artist profiles, and reviews. Publishing twice a year in print, in addition to monthly online issues, the free, full-color, 150+ page journal is produced in a limited-edition 10,000-count run, and is available for distribution at multiple public locations throughout the city of Chicago, as well as select national and international distribution. With a network of Staff Writers reporting from around the world, THE SEEN features exclusive pieces and new commissions on the best in international contemporary art. THE SEEN is published by EXPO CHICAGO (September 27–30, 2018) and led by Editor-in-Chief, Stephanie Cristello.


This event is free and open to the public. To attend, please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with THE SEEN in the subject line.


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


January 18, 2018

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013


Stephanie Cristello

Stephanie Cristello (b. Toronto, Canada) is a critic and independent curator living and working in Chicago, IL. She is the Senior Editor US for ArtSlant, and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of THE SEEN, Chicago’s International Journal of Contemporary & Modern Art. She is a frequent contributor to the London-based publications ArtReview and Elephant Magazine, and her writing has appeared in Frieze Magazine, BOMB Magazine, and New American Paintings among other outlets, as well as numerous exhibition catalogues nationally and internationally. She graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013 with a Liberal Arts Thesis. She is currently the Director of Programming at EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art.

Alejandro Cesarco

Alejandro Cesarco (b. Montevideo, Uruguay, lives/works in New York) utilizes different formats and strategies to address his recurrent interests in repetition, narrative, and the practices of reading and translating. Recent solo exhibitions include: The Measures of Memory, Raffaella Cortese, Milan, (2017); The Inner Shadow, A Tale of a Tub, Rotterdam (2016); Prescribe the Symptom, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis (2015); Loyalties and Betrayals, Murray Guy, New York (2015); Secondary Revision, Frac Île-de-France/Le Plateau, Paris (2013); A Portrait, a Story, and an Ending, Kunsthalle Zürich (2013); Alejandro Cesarco, mumok, Vienna (2012); A Common Ground, Uruguayan Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennial (2011); One without the Other, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City (2011); and Present Memory, Tate Modern, London (2010). Group exhibitions include: Question the Wall Itself, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2016); Under the Same Sun, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2014); Tell It to My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (2013); and The Imminence of Poetics, 30th Bienal de São Paulo (2012). Cesarco is Director of the non-profit arts organisation Art Resources Transfer.

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