"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
UPDATE: Archived versions of both performances are viewable on Storify:
The artist performed her first Twitter reading from @Art21 on October 26, 2012 (see the archived performance on Storify).
Through posts of 140 characters or less, the artist will "read" stanzas of a story from her memoir, Conversations with Stalin, before continuing with the remaining two of four New York-based performances. The artist encourages audience participation throughout, and will respond to questions submitted by audience members following the live Twitter "reading."
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Eleanor Antin: Conversations with Stalin
Monday, January 28, 11:30 a.m., at The Jewish Museum
Tuesday, January 29, 6:00 p.m., at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts
Thursday, January 31, 7:00 p.m., at Brooklyn Museum
Friday, February 1, 6:30 p.m., at Whitney Museum of American Art