The Skull Sessions are conversations rendered as form. Each Session is a dialogue recorded and reshaped into experimental publications, objects, images, and installations. The project is an ongoing collaboration between Andrea Galvani and Tim Hyde, producing a series of collective works that often involve other artists, architects, scientists, writers, and musicians.
Session No.2 is a journal made from a conversation with Brazilian artist Alice Miceli. Miceli’s dark and hugely ambitious Chernobyl Project involved five years of research to invent devices and methodologies to record radioactive landscape in Eastern Europe. Her massive installation at the 2010 São Paulo Biennale incorporated negatives burned by exposure to radiation.
Session No.1 is an experimental publication generated by a conversation with artist Saul Melman. Saul Melman makes sculptures and environments that integrate tactile and conceptual manifestations of the body. Melman’s recent work animates the inanimate, renders apartments invisible, and incorporates gold, salt, and saliva as material for performance. His installation Central Governor is a long term installation at MOMA/PS1.
Zona Maco Mexico Arte Contemporaneo, the art fair of Mexico, will celebrate its 10th edition in 2013. The art fair is the most important contemporary art window into Latin America. Zona Maco Mexico Arte Contemporaneo will offer visitors five sections: Main Section, New Proposals, ZONA MACO SUR, Design and Modern Art. Well-known specialists will be selected to carefully curate the work in each of the five sections. The 10th edition of Zona Maco Mexico Arte Contemporaneo will become a necessary destination to experience what is happening in the international art world today.
APRIL 2013 / MEXICO CITY
Andrea Galvani & Tim Hyde / The Skull Sessions at Marso
Curated by Sofia Mariscal
Marso Contemporary Art Project
Berlin 37, Col Juarez, México City
Opening reception April 4, 2013
MARCH 2013 / NEW YORK CITY
The Skull Sessions at the Armory Show 2013
The Armory Show, New York City
Pier 92 & 94, Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street
Private reception: March 6th
Open to the public:
Thursday, March 7th - Saturday, March 9th, 12pm to 7 pm
Sunday, March 10th, 12pm to 7 pm
The Armory Show, housed in Piers 92 and 94 along the Hudson River on Manhattan’s west side, is the largest art fair in New York and one of the principal annual art events in the international art market calendar. Visited by tens of thousands of people each March, the Armory has for almost two decades been the showpiece for some of the world’s most important modern and contemporary art galleries.
DECEMBER 2012 / MIAMI
The Skull Sessions at Untitled
A Special Project Curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud
Untitled Art Fair
Art Basel, Miami 2012
12th Street and Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Fl Booth D37
The Skull Sessions has been invited by curator Omar Lopez-Chahoud as one of seven Special Projects that has been included in Untitled, the first curated art fair in Miami. Andrea Galvani and Tim Hyde are constructing a modular space based on concepts explored in The Skull Sessions No.1 and No.2, the two first experimental publications developed from long-form conversations with Saul Melman and Alice Miceli. The entire installation works as an exploded view of the publications, with independent and collaborative works produced by the artists. Over the course of the event, The Skull Sessions will host a series of public talks and actions that revolve around radiation, invisibility, and geometry. Participants include Coco Fusco, Christy Gast, Katy Hamer, Saul Melman, Ohad Meromi, Alice Miceli, Lara Pan, Diana Puntar, and others.
Untitled is an innovation of the traditional art fair model placing emphasis on the quality of the viewer’s experience and the contextualization of the artworks exhibited. Housed in a customized beachfront pavilion under the artistic direction of New York based curator, Omar Lopez- Chahoud, Untitled will present a cohesive collection of international works by contemporary artists selected in conversation and collaboration with 50 galleries participating through invitation.
APRIL 2012 / NEW YORK CITY
The Skull Sessions at Max Protetch / Meulensteen
A live Session curated by Eric Gleason
New York City
Max Protetch / Meulenseteen Gallery New York City, April 2012
Participants included: Nathalie Angles, John Bela, Natalie Bell, Alex Benenson, Denise Carvalho, Omar Lopez Chahoud, Ken Farmer, Gandalf Gavan, Eric Gleason, Alvin Hall, Katerina Stathopolou, Manish Vora, Tod Williams & Billie Tsien