Five psychic mediums channel the spirits of famous artists
Presented in the fair auditorium, Jeffrey Vallance's panel discussion features five psychic mediums channelling the spirits of famous artists including Leonardo da Vinci, Jackson Pollock, Frida Kahlo, Marcel Duchamp and Vincent van Gogh. A moderator, Brian Dillon, poses questions querying the role of art in the after-world, and the dead artists’ opinions on the art market in the living world; at the end of the discussion, the panel opens to audience questions.
Jeffrey Vallance (b.1955) is an American artist based in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include: ‘Relics and Reliquaries’, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York (2010);' Lars Pirak of Lapland (intervention)', Ájtte Sámi Museum, Jokkmokk, (2009); ‘Relics and Reliquaries’, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana and Reliquary Chapel, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, (both 2007). Recent group exhibitions include: ‘Nine Lives: Visionary Artists from LA’, The Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles and ‘Animalkind’, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego, (both 2009); ‘Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art’, Barbican Art Gallery, London and ‘Amateurs’, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (both 2008).