About the event:
Mishkin Gallery and ISLA presented an evening of art and film featuring the co-authored “Discharge” (2005) by Nicolás Guagnini and Jeff Preiss. Nicolás Guagnini is an artist, filmmaker, writer, and curator born in Buenos Aires and based in New York. Jeff Preiss is a filmmaker, cinematographer, director, and producer born and based in New York.

“Discharge” came about when Guagnini and Preiss were both shareholders in the Orchard Gallery co-op, an artist-run gallery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side active from 2005 until 2008. Preiss’s sharp editing is key in embodying Reichian techniques through film, while much of the repressed trauma informing Guagnini’s performance references a history of the dictatorship in his native Argentina in the 1970s and 80s.

“Discharge” was screened and the two artists discussed their roles and shared reflections on its production in a conversation moderated by the Miskin Gallery’s director, Alaina Claire Feldman.

This event was in conjunction with the upcoming Mishkin Gallery exhibition “Nicolás Guagnini: Theatre of the Self” which will be at Baruch in the Fall of 2021.

Date and Time:
November 19, 2020
6:00 PM

Co-sponsor: Mishkin Gallery