On VALIE EXPORT

We wrap up the Spring 2017 season this week with the work of Austrian performance and multi-media artist, VALIE EXPORT. Born Waltraud Lehner, the artist rejected her family and ex-husband’s name in 1967, adopting the nom de guerre, VALIE EXPORT, from a popular brand of cigarettes. VALIE EXPORT’s work spans the realms of video, performance, cinema, installation, and interaction, expanding […]

April 20 – VALIE EXPORT

Due to unforeseen circumstances, VALIE EXPORT will not be able to join us as previously announced. Curator and Professor Bruce Jenkins will introduce the screening with an in-depth overview of the artist’s career.  Among the most important artists of her generation, VALIE EXPORT has created a provocative and groundbreaking body of work that spans film, […]

September 25 – Jennifer Reeder: A Million Miles Away

Thursday, September 25 | Jennifer Reeder in person! Jennifer Reeder’s pop-noir films explore women’s experiences in breakups, breakdowns, and new beginnings. The award-winning Chicago artist presents four recent shorts and a preview of her latest project, Blood Below the Skin. A Million Miles Away (2014) listens in on the bedroom conversations of teenage girls as they forge bonds over absent […]

Yvonne Rainer: Lives of Performers

April 12, 6:00 p.m. | Yvonne Rainer in person! Yvonne Rainer, Lives of Performers (1972). Courtesy Zeitgeist Films. Join us for an evening with filmmaker, choreographer, and poet Yvonne Rainer and a rare screening of her acclaimed first feature, Lives of Performers, shown from a pristine new print.  Embodying Rainer’s aesthetic rigor and wit, the film […]

We Began By Measuring Distance

Thursday, February 9, 6:00 p.m. | Basma Alsharif in person! Introduced by Tirtza Even! Basma al-Sharif, We Began By Measuring Distance (2009). Courtesy the artist. “We Began By Measuring Distance”  reflects on intrinsic and imposed distances—physical, logistical, and psychological—represented in works by women filmmakers from or connected to Palestine, including Jumana Emil Abboud, Basma Alsharif, […]

LAURA PARNES’S BLOOD AND GUTS IN HIGH SCHOOL

Thursday, September 29, 6:00 pm | Laura Parnes in person! Image from Blood and Guts in High School (Laura Parnes, 2004-06). Courtesy the artist. Laura Parnes’s bracingly inventive, stylized films and videos operate at the intersection of narrative film and video art. This evening, Parnes will present her acclaimed feature, Blood and Guts in High […]

The Wild Triumphs of Martha Colburn

Thursday, February 10, 6:00 pm | Martha Colburn in person! Destiny Manifesto (Martha Colburn, 2006). Courtesy the artist. Martha Colburn’s wickedly witty animations are assemblages of stop-motion puppetry, multi-layered glass painting, and all forms of pop cultural detritus. Drawing inspiration from the histories of the American West and more recent narratives of methamphetamine use and […]

NAOMI UMAN: THE UKRAINIAN TIME MACHINE

Thursday, March 25, 6pm | Naomi Uman in person! Still from “Unnamed Film” (Naomi Uman, 2008), part of the Ukrainian Time Machine, 2008. Courtesy the artist. In 2006, experimental filmmaker Naomi Uman retraced her great grandparents’ emigration from Eastern Europe in reverse, settling in the tiny village of Legedzine, Ukraine, where she still lives today. […]

THE BLINDNESS SERIES

Thursday, March 11, 6pm | Tran, T. Kim-Trang in person! Still from “ekleipsis” (Tran, T. Kim-Trang, 1998), part of the Blindness Series, 1992-2006. Courtesy the artist and the Video Data Bank. The Blindness Series is Los Angeles-based artist Tran, T. Kim-Trang’s expansive, fourteen-years-in-the-making tour de force on vision and its metaphors.  Comprised of eight videos, […]

AN EVENING WITH DARA BIRNBAUM

Thursday, February 11, 6pm | Dara Birnbaum in person! Still from Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman (Dara Birnbaum, 1978-79). Courtesy the Video Data Bank. Thirty years before the ubiquitous YouTube mash-up, artist Dara Birnbaum hijacked television imagery in a series of coolly ironic videos that recontextualized pop cultural icons (Wonder Woman, Kojak, Laverne & Shirley), TV grammar […]

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