Curated by Ben Valentine, Time is a collection of video art from New York City and around the country. The videos are selected based on their alternative exploration of process and the element of time.
“The more art students are being trained to pen tiresome statements, “contextualizing” or identifying “referents” for their “practice,” the further they move from their real work. Leo’s writing sends artists back to their proper activity—making art—while simultaneously leading them to understand the great usefulness of words for their process. He would often wrestle with a word for days until he found just the right one, or invented it if he had to (one of my favorites is “iconarrhea,” citing the cause for Picasso’s prodigious output). He would grapple with a phrase until he felt sure that word would enable us to see what he saw, to understand what he intended. In his writing, and especially in his lectures, he gave us the essential tools for finding and articulating what needed to be said, what would make a difference to our work.”—