VIDEO ART: REPLAY, PART 2.
January 15, 2010 - March 21, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 14 @ 6-8 pm
Exhibition walkthrough with artist Rob Carter and Exhibition Curator Lucy Gallun: Thursday, January 14 @ 5 pm, ICA members only
ICA is pleased to present Video Art: Replay, a year-long, three-part exhibition offering a snapshot of current video art, on view September 11, 2009-August 1, 2010 in ICA's Project Space. Centered around three themes prevalent in video art—documentary (Part 1. Asking Not Telling, September 11-December 6, 2009), animation (Part 2. Everyday Imaginary, January 15-March 21, 2010), and comedy (Part 3., April 23-August 1, 2010); will further focus the wide-ranging field of single-channel, projected video.
This season, Part 2. Everyday Imaginary (January 15-March 21, 2010) consists of ten projected single-channel video works that investigate and test modes of animation.
Animation may conjure fantasy and make-believe. Everyday Imaginary, however, takes a close look at recent work that explores everyday lived experience—reality—either through animation or in dialogue with its techniques and imagery. Underlying these works is the idea of the “social imaginary,” acccording to which, the way we conceive of ourselves—our nationhood, our cultural identity, our political affiliations—is constructed and therefore imaginary, although it has very real effects on our lived experience. Everyday Imaginary presents work that explores—both technically and thematically—the shifting boundaries between the real and the imagined.
Artists include: Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Rob Carter, Martha Colburn, Kota Ezawa, Aurélien Froment, Cao Guimarães & Rivane Neuenschwander, Alex Hubbard, Ezra Johnson, Robin Rhode, and Shahzia Sikander.
Part 2. Everyday Imaginary is curated by Whitney-Lauder Curatorial Fellow Lucy Gallun.
CALENDAR OF WORKS ON VIEW
Rob Carter, Metropolis, 2008, HD video, black and white, color, sound, 9:30 minutes. Courtesy of the artist.
Shahzia Sikander, Dissonance to Detour, 2006, digital animation, color, sound, 3:30 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.
Robin Rhode, Empty Pockets, 2008, HD digital animation, black and white, sound, 1:20 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York.
Aurélien Froment, Théâtre de poche (Pocket Theatre), 2007, HD video, color, sound, 12:27 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Motive Gallery, Amsterdam.
Alex Hubbard, Heads in the Dark, 2009, HD video, color, sound, 19:10 minutes. Courtesy of the artist.
Cao Guimarães and Rivane Neuenschwander, Quarta-Feira de Cinzas (Ash Wednesday, Epilogue), 2006, video, color, sound, 6 minutes. Courtesy of the artists and Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo.
Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla, Signs Facing the Sky, 2005, video, color, sound, 2:23 minutes. Collection of Keith and Kathy Sachs.
Martha Colburn, Triumph of the Wild I & II, 2009, video transferred from 16mm film, color, sound, 10 minutes. Courtesy of the artist.
Kota Ezawa, LYAM 3D, 2008, digital animation, color, 4 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Murray Guy, New York.
Ezra Johnson, What Birds Remember if They Do Remember, 2006, video, color, sound, 28:32 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York.
ICA acknowledges support from The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; The Dietrich Foundation, Inc.; the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art; friends and members of ICA; and the University of Pennsylvania.
images: Aurélien Froment,
Théâtre de poche (Pocket Theatre), 2007
HD video, 12 minutes. Courtesy of the artist and Motive Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands...Rob Carter, Metropolis, 2008, video, 9 minutes 30 seconds. Courtesy of the artist...Alex Hubbard, Heads in the dark, 2009, HD video, 19 minutes 10 seconds. Courtesy of the artist.