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“Retyping The Group by Mary McCarthy,” Performance by Los Angeles-based artist Tim Youd on April 19, 2018

A performance by Los Angeles-based artist Tim Youd will unfold over two weeks at Vassar College, April 19 through May 4, beginning with an opening on Thursday, April 19 at 5:00pm at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. This event is free and open to the public.

The performance, which runs every day from April 19 through May 4, is part of the artist’s ongoing project 100 Novels in which he retypes novels from beginning to end in locations that are charged with literary significance in the author’s biography.  At Vassar, Youd will retype The Group by distinguished novelist Mary McCarthy (Vassar College, class of 1933).

During the two-week performance, Youd will relocate daily. This performance is the 56th novel Youd has typed in the series, and is one of several that he will undertake in the Hudson Valley in 2018. Employing the same make and model typewriter used by the author, Youd types each novel on a single sheet of paper with a backing support. The resulting Hudson Valley diptychs will be presented in an exhibition at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center in Fall 2018. 

This event is sponsored by the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center.

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Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, March 8, 2018


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