Nothing #26 Performance
Campus Arts Event
Nothing #26 Performance
Performance by Autumn Knight presented as part of the Wallach Art Gallery exhibition, Nothing #26.
Wallach Art Gallery
February 26, 2023 | 3:00 pm
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Exhibition Details

This solo exhibition—referencing Jenny Odell’s 2019 book, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy—hovers between the exploration of and reflection on the Italian phrase, dolce far niente or the sweetness of doing nothing. An experimental and multi-disciplinary project, Knight’s installations throughout the gallery include new videos accompanied by wallpaper derived from the artist’s drawings, a series of polaroids with images of the artist's performances, object compositions and digital drawings, as well as a rotating platform and a wall of lottery tickets.

Artist Details

Autumn Knight is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, installation, video and text. Her performance work has been on view at various institutions including DiverseWorks Artspace, Art League Houston, Project Row Houses, Blaffer Art Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum, Skowhegan Space (NY), The New Museum, The Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Optica (Montreal, Canada), The Poetry Project (NY) and Krannart Art Museum (IL), The Institute for Contemporary Art (VCU), Human Resources Los Angeles (HRLA) and Akademie der Kunste, (Berlin). Knight has been an artist in residence with with In-Situ (UK), Galveston Artist Residency, YICA (Yamaguchi, Japan), Artpace (San Antonio, TX) and a 2016-2017 artist in residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem (NY). Knight is the recipient of an Artadia Award (2015) and an Art Matters Grant (2018). She has served as visiting artist at Montclair State University, Princeton University and Bard College. Her performance work is held in the permanent collection of the Studio Museum in Harlem. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2016) and holds an M.A. in Drama Therapy from New York University.


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Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027

About The Performance

Interdisciplinary artist Autumn Knight presents a new, in-person performance as part of the Wallach Art Gallery exhibition, Nothing #26

For more information about this performance, please visit the event website.

Image: Nothing (video stills), 2023 by Autumn Knight / courtesy of Wallach Art Gallery