November 13, 2020
Jelena Behrend, Vaginal Davis Presidential Gavel, 2020 for Participant Inc.
Jelena Behrend, Vaginal Davis Presidential Gavel, 2020. [DESCRIPTION: A gif of four images of a gavel, shown from each three-quarter view in clockwise succession. The gavel has a dark brown wood handle with gold head, onto which four horizontal bands are engraved, as well as the the words "SPEAKING FROM THE DIAPHRAGM" horizontally engraved in serif text beneath the lowest band.]
August 1, 2018
LAST FEW DAYS TO SEE "AND VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING SAID HAS BEEN SAID INCORRECTLY, AND IT'S BEEN SAID WRONG, OR IT'S BEEN COVERED WRONG BY THE PRESS," BY MICHEL AUDER
Photo courtesy of Martos Gallery
Photo courtesy of Martos Gallery
Michel Auder’s solo show with Martos Gallery, And virtually everything said has been said incorrectly, and it's been said wrong, or it's been covered wrong by the press, on view June 15 – August 3, 2018 features his new film TRUMPED (2018), a mural of new photographs.
Adina Glickstein, “Michel Auder’s Images of Images,” Hyperallergic, July 14, 2018:
"The prints that line the walls seem only to have one thing in common: they all reveal themselves to be mediated, images of images — photos of paintings and desktops and iPhone screenshots. Gesturing towards the questions of mechanical reproducibility that have nipped at the heels of image-makers since the advent of the printing press, Auder dares you to whip out your phone, snap a shot, and layer on to the mediation matrix."
Go and catch a glimpse of Michel's world before the show closes on August 3, 2018.
December 2, 2017
LIA GANGITANO INTERVIEWS MICHEL AUDER IN NOVEMBER 2017 ISSUE OF INTERVIEW MAGAZINE
"GANGITANO: ...There’s a general misperception that your work tends to be observational or voyeuristic and that it comes directly out of your own life."
May 8, 2014
JBS Reliquarium: The Runner
A new rubric on Jelena Behrend Blog. Mummified memories and real-life magic objects from Jelena's life and Studio.
Floating over a devastated and scorched terrain of ashes and cigarette butts, focused like a brave arrow, always moving, this runner through smoke and fire has been Jelena's companion for the past two decades. Jelena found this mysterious figurine at a yard sale in Alphabet City, the corner of Avenue B and E6th Street, while searching for fine second-skin leather jackets. Like a Voodoo doll, this adopted amulet became a cross-dresser and has been changing clothes as well. Recently she lost her anklets, but is now sporting an exoskeleton of melted baroque rubber.
May 7, 2014
NYC celebrates Michel Auder this Weekend
This weekend NYC is celebrating the work of Michel Auder
, one of Jelena’s closest friends. Anthology Film Archives
, the Lower East Side stronghold fortress of the avantgarde, is offering a two-part program retrospective of Auder’s films from 1969 to 2014. A compulsive documentarian of himself and those around him (quite a notable group: Warhol, the Zanzibar group, his ex-wives Viva and Cindy Sherman, Alice Neel, and last but not least Jelena herself, and many others), Auder dandifies the everyday, paradoxically blending defensive narcissism and emotional depth.
And on Saturday, Participant Inc
will be hosting a launch of a new monograph on Auder: "Stories, myths, ironies, and other songs: conceived, directed, edited and produced by M. Auder."
Read more about The Feature
, Auder’s autobiographical opus, featuring Jelena, Zlato, and the Studio
Don't forget to ask Jelena to show you her collection of Michel's works gathered over the long years of their friendship the next time you come by the Studio.
February 22, 2014
MICHEL AUDER: VIDEO PIECES | OPENING TONIGHT IN MARLBOROUGH GALLERY CHELSEA | FEBRUARY 22 - MARCH 22, 2014 | JELENA BEHREND AND JELENA'S STUDIO ARE FEATURED | GO SEE
"I am leaving in Brooklyn its the end of the world..." (Michel Auder)
It’s nothing. It will never be here again. That thing that left the world.... That thing never came back again. It came back one time but it wasn’t the same thing. --Alex’s monologue in Michel Auder, Talking Head, 1981, Edited 2009 (1⁄2” reel to reel video to digital video SD, black and white, sound, 02:27 minutes)