—–> Sunday, January 6th, 2013 @ 4pm
Gorky and the Glass House Revisited – A Guided Tour with Aram Jibilian
photo: Aram Jibilian, Gorky and the Glass House, 2011, detail
Jibilian will discuss his experience in trying to capture the ghost of Arshile Gorky, grandfather of Abstract Expressionism, who was rumored to be haunting a house in Sherman, CT. In a New York Times article published in 2003, the current owner and resident, Martha Clarke, a New York based choreographer, discussed how the ghost of Gorky continued to live with her. A “pilgrimage” to the house lead to a meeting between Jibilian and Ms. Clarke, who eventually allowed him and his collaborators access to her home. Her ghost stories and the house itself serve as a point of departure for the photographs.
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