Opening remarks by guest curator John G. Hanhardt, April 5th, 2013.
Changing Scenes: Points of View in Contemporary Media Art. 
Adrian Piper, Out of the Corner, 1990. The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) installation view. Seventeen videos, color, sound, 26 min each on seventeen monitors installed on sixteen pedestals and one table with twenty-three chairs and sixty-four gelatin silver prints. Dimensions variable. Gift of the Peter Norton Family Foundation. 94.38. Courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño


Adrian Piper, Out of the Corner, 1990. The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) installation view. Seventeen videos, color, sound, 26 min each on seventeen monitors installed on sixteen pedestals and one table with twenty-three chairs and sixty-four gelatin silver prints. Dimensions variable. Gift of the Peter Norton Family Foundation. 94.38. Courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art.  Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño

John G. Hanhardt, guest curator VALIE EXPORT, Visual Text: Finger Poem, 1968-1973. The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) installation view. 1 min 48 sec; video, black & white, silent. Courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Permutations, 1976. The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) installation view. 10 min; 16mm film on video, black & white, silent. Courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño 
Pepón Osorio, Drowned in a Glass of Water, 2010. The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) installation view. Mixed media and video installation. Approximate 18 ft diameter rotating platform on wheels, 9 ft high. Courtesy of the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño




Pepón Osorio, Drowned in a Glass of Water, 2010. The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) installation view. Mixed media and video installation. Approximate 18 ft diameter rotating platform on wheels, 9 ft high. Courtesy of the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño





Pepón Osorio, Drowned in a Glass of Water, 2010. The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) installation view. Mixed media and video installation. Approximate 18 ft diameter rotating platform on wheels, 9 ft high. Courtesy of the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño



Pepón Osorio, Drowned in a Glass of Water, 2010. The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) installation view. Mixed media and video installation. Approximate 18 ft diameter rotating platform on wheels, 9 ft high. Courtesy of the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño

Left: Javier Tellez, Letter on the Blind, For the Use of Those Who See, 2007.  The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) installation view. 27 min 36 sec; Super 16mm film transferred to HD video, black & white, 5.1 digital Dolby surround sound.
Commissioned by Creative Time as part of Six Actions for New York City.  Co-produced by Galerie Peter Kilchmann.  Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann.
Right: Javier Tellez, Beulah, 2008. Plywood, chipboard, Vespa tires, bricks, cement, mannequin torso, coat fabric, borsalino hats, rope.  99 5/8 x 112 x 48 7/8 inches.  Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño 
Javier Tellez, Letter on the Blind, For the Use of Those Who See, 2007.  The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) installation view. 27 min 36 sec; Super 16mm film transferred to HD video, black & white, 5.1 digital Dolby surround sound.
Commissioned by Creative Time as part of Six Actions for New York City.  Co-produced by Galerie Peter Kilchmann.  Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño

Javier Tellez, Beulah, 2008. Plywood, chipboard, Vespa tires, bricks, cement, mannequin torso, coat fabric, borsalino hats, rope.  99 5/8 x 112 x 48 7/8 inches.  Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño
Nam June Paik with Charlotte Moorman, Guadalcanal Requiem, 1977, re-edited 1979. 28 min 33 sec; color, sound. Courtesy of the Nam June Paik Estate and Electronic Arts Intermix Nam June Paik with Charlotte Moorman, Guadalcanal Requiem, 1977, re-edited 1979. 28 min 33 sec; color, sound. Courtesy of the Nam June Paik Estate and Electronic Arts Intermix
Opening remarks by guest curator John G. Hanhardt, April 5th, 2013.
Changing Scenes: Points of View in Contemporary Media Art.
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Adrian Piper, Out of the Corner, 1990. The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) installation view. Seventeen videos, color, sound, 26 min each on seventeen monitors installed on sixteen pedestals and one table with twenty-three chairs and sixty-four gelatin silver prints. Dimensions variable. Gift of the Peter Norton Family Foundation. 94.38. Courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño
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Adrian Piper, Out of the Corner, 1990. The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) installation view. Seventeen videos, color, sound, 26 min each on seventeen monitors installed on sixteen pedestals and one table with twenty-three chairs and sixty-four gelatin silver prints. Dimensions variable. Gift of the Peter Norton Family Foundation. 94.38. Courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art.  Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño
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John G. Hanhardt, guest curator
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VALIE EXPORT, Visual Text: Finger Poem, 1968-1973. The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) installation view. 1 min 48 sec; video, black & white, silent. Courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño
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Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Permutations, 1976. The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) installation view. 10 min; 16mm film on video, black & white, silent. Courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño
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Pepón Osorio, Drowned in a Glass of Water, 2010. The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) installation view. Mixed media and video installation. Approximate 18 ft diameter rotating platform on wheels, 9 ft high. Courtesy of the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño
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Pepón Osorio, Drowned in a Glass of Water, 2010. The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) installation view. Mixed media and video installation. Approximate 18 ft diameter rotating platform on wheels, 9 ft high. Courtesy of the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño
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Pepón Osorio, Drowned in a Glass of Water, 2010. The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) installation view. Mixed media and video installation. Approximate 18 ft diameter rotating platform on wheels, 9 ft high. Courtesy of the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño
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Pepón Osorio, Drowned in a Glass of Water, 2010. The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) installation view. Mixed media and video installation. Approximate 18 ft diameter rotating platform on wheels, 9 ft high. Courtesy of the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño
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Left: Javier Tellez, Letter on the Blind, For the Use of Those Who See, 2007.  The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) installation view. 27 min 36 sec; Super 16mm film transferred to HD video, black & white, 5.1 digital Dolby surround sound.
Commissioned by Creative Time as part of Six Actions for New York City.  Co-produced by Galerie Peter Kilchmann.  Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann.
Right: Javier Tellez, Beulah, 2008. Plywood, chipboard, Vespa tires, bricks, cement, mannequin torso, coat fabric, borsalino hats, rope.  99 5/8 x 112 x 48 7/8 inches.  Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño
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Javier Tellez, Letter on the Blind, For the Use of Those Who See, 2007.  The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) installation view. 27 min 36 sec; Super 16mm film transferred to HD video, black & white, 5.1 digital Dolby surround sound.
Commissioned by Creative Time as part of Six Actions for New York City.  Co-produced by Galerie Peter Kilchmann.  Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño
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Javier Tellez, Beulah, 2008. Plywood, chipboard, Vespa tires, bricks, cement, mannequin torso, coat fabric, borsalino hats, rope.  99 5/8 x 112 x 48 7/8 inches.  Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño
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Nam June Paik with Charlotte Moorman, Guadalcanal Requiem, 1977, re-edited 1979. 28 min 33 sec; color, sound. Courtesy of the Nam June Paik Estate and Electronic Arts Intermix
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Nam June Paik with Charlotte Moorman, Guadalcanal Requiem, 1977, re-edited 1979. 28 min 33 sec; color, sound. Courtesy of the Nam June Paik Estate and Electronic Arts Intermix
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Changing Scenes: Points of View in Contemporary Media Art

April 5, 2013–Summer 2013

Opening Reception:

Friday, April 5, 2013, 6–8 pm

Members Preview:
Gallery talk by John G. Hanhardt at 5:30 pm

Free parking on opening day provided for Members and Donors
Membership $20 and up

 

 



Changing Scenes: Points of View in Contemporary Media Art draws from a long history of independent film, video, and installation art practices from the 1970s to the present, and includes works from artists: Sadie Benning, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Ayoka Chenzira, Tony Cokes and Donald Trammel, VALIE EXPORT, Alexander Kluge, Pepón Osorio, Nam June Paik (with Charlotte Moorman), Adrian Piper, Jason Simon, and Javier Téllez.

“An important feature of film and media art in the late 20th century has been the exploration of point of view and the construction of self. These themes have been treated in an array of strategies, including the cinema, single-channel videotapes, and installations.  Much of this work examines how we see ourselves and the world around us through the objectifying lens of the camera. Artists have also used language in new ways to engage viewers and to conceptualize thought processes.  The artists included here have used the moving image both to destabilize the authority of the camera and to acknowledge its power to communicate.” John G. Hanhardt
 
 
 
Bio
John G. Hanhardt has a long career devoted to representing film and the media arts in museum exhibition, collection and archival programs. He began his career at the Department of Film at the Museum of Modern Art and went on to establish the film program and film study collection at the Walker Art Center. In 1974 he was appointed Curator and Head of the Film and Video Department at the Whitney Museum of American Art where he directed the New American Film and Video Series which featured independent film and video art as well as commissioning art projects and expanding the museum’s collection to include video installation art. In 1996 he joined the Guggenheim Museum as Senior Curator of Film and the Media Arts developing its international exhibition program as well as video installation art collection. Since 2006 he has been Consulting Senior Curator for Film and Media Arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum where he is developing exhibitions, collections and archives in film and the media arts. Curator of the recently established Nam June Paik Archive at the Smithsonian American Art Museum as well as the exhibition Nam June Paik: Global Visionary (on view through August 11, 2013).