Posted by | Raven Munsell | Posted on | September 13, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 6 p.m.
Due to travel disruptions in Mexico caused by Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Depression Manuel, Ximena Cuevas is not able to join us tonight. An additional surprise piece will be added to the lineup.
Pioneering Mexican video artist Ximena Cuevascreates smart, playful works that mix performance, autobiography, and mass-media excess to explore national identity, celebrity star worship, and life’s everyday melodramas. In celebration of the Video Data Bank’s release of her retrospective box set Half-Lies, the artist returns to CATE after more than a decade to screen a selection of recent videos including the experimental biography Marina Abramović, From Tuesday to Friday (2010). Co-presented by the Video Data Bank.
2003–13, Mexico, multiple formats, 75 min + discussion
XIMENA CUEVAS (b. 1963, Mexico City, Mexico) studied film at the New School for Social Research and Columbia University in New York City. Between 1980 and 1990 she worked on more than 20 feature films, “retiring” in 1991 to her own practice. Her videos have been exhibited at Sundance and the New York, Berlin, and Montreal Film Festivals. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including Mexico’s National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA), Eastman Kodak, and an intercultural grant from the Rockefeller-MacArthur-Lampiada Foundations. Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Someone Behind the Door (2005, digital file, B&W, Sound, 13 min.)
El Diablo en la Piel (1998, digital file, Color, Sound, 5 min.)
Contemporary Artist (1999, digital file, B&W, Sound, 5 min.)
Marina Abramović, From Tuesday to Friday (2010, digital file, B&W, Sound, 35 min.)