Posted by | Jessica Bardsley | Posted on | September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 6:00 pm | Matthew Buckingham in person!
Answering to the gaps and cracks in history, New York-based artist Matthew Buckingham weaves fact and fiction, past and present into elegant narratives and meditative essays. This evening’s program, culled from across Buckingham’s body of work, explores the ways that historical moments, figures, and places shape the tenor of daily life. Works include Amos Fortune Road (1996), which takes up the mystery of former slave Amos Fortune and a collection of historical markers in his name; Situation Leading to a Story (1999), which transforms four happened-upon home movies from the 1920s into an absorbing investigation of privacy and imperialism; and A Man of the Crowd (2003), which molds Edgar Allen Poe’s short tale to the contours of present-day Vienna; among others. Matthew Buckingham, 1996-2009, USA, multiple formats, ca. 75 min plus discussion.
MATTHEW BUCKINGHAM (b. 1963, Nevada, Iowa) utilizes a variety of media to question the role that social memory plays in contemporary life. His work has appeared in one-person and group exhibitions at ARC / Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France; Camden Arts Centre, London, England; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Hamburger Bahnhof National Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Whitechapel, London, England; and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. He was a recipient of the DAAD Artist in Berlin Fellowship, studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, received a BA from the University of Iowa, an MFA from Bard College and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program.