June 30, 2016

Vincent Fecteau in conversation with Bruce Hainley

Exhibition talk

An event of the Friends of the Secession (in English)

The American artist Vincent Fecteau’s abstract sculptures defy summary description. Out of everyday staples like papier-mâché, cardboard, pictures from magazines, and paint, he fashions complex objects in which volumes simultaneously collapse and explode. For his first exhibition in Austria, Vincent Fecteau presents a new series of ten painted sculptures.

Bruce Hainley is Professor in the Graduate Art program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, a contributing editor of Artforum, and the author of, most recently, Under the Sign of [sic]: Sturtevant’s Volte-Face and Art & Culture, both published in 2014 by Semiotext(e). In 2015 he co-curated, with Antony Hudek, Larry Johnson: On Location for Raven Row, the first European survey of Johnson’s work, and edited Commie Pinko Guy, a fully illustrated, portable reader about the artist, to accompany it.