BOSI Contemporary 48 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002 ........................................................
The panel discussion was organized on the occasion of the exhibition 'SOTO UNEARTHED: A 1968 Film and Selected Early Works', on view at the gallery from October 20th -December 2nd 2012.
In 2009, BOSI Contemporary owner, Sandro Bosi, was in Europe conducting extensive research on the provenance of a piece by Venezuelan kinetic artist, Jesús Rafael Soto. In that process, he came upon an extremely rare film of the artist in the Italian film archive, Cineteca Nazionale. SOTO (1968) by Vittorio Armentano, presented as a part of the exhibition, was the focal point around which the panel discussion evolved. SOTO is an explication of the artist's connection to sound, space and movement. In the film, Soto provides both lyrical and literal explanations of the conceptual frame that he was working in at the time: above all, the interactive nature of his work.
Alma Ruiz Senior Curator at MOCA, Los Angeles
Ariel Jiménez Independent Curator and Art Historian in Contemporary Latin-American Art
Ágnes Berecz Visiting Assistant Professor of the History of Art and Design, Pratt Institute
Sean Nesselrode PhD candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
MODERATOR Sandro Bosi Founder and Director of BOSI Contemporary