Friday, May 01, 2009

Two New York Museum Events for Gallery Artists in May

Beginning today:
Cathy Begien in "Reflections on the Electric Mirror: New Feminist Video" at the Brooklyn Museum
Cathy Begien's highly acclaimed video "Black Out" will be included in the Brooklyn Museum's exhibition "Reflections on the Electric Mirror: New Feminist Video." Curated by Lauren Ross, Interim Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, and also featuring work by Jen DeNike; Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn; Kate Gilmore; K8 Hardy and Wynne Greenwood; Klara Liden; and Shannon Plumb, the work in this exhibition shows "varied approaches from humor to intense revelation. Thematic threads include the embrace of media appropriation and parody; repetition of self-imposed tasks; and rebelliousness—the lashing out society and the self."

Reflections on the Electric Mirror: New Feminist Video
May 1, 2009–January 10, 2010
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 3, 2-4 PM

Brooklyn Museum
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
4th Floor
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052

Don't miss Ken Johnson's review of the exhibition in today's New York Times:
In addition to low-tech immediacy, a certain unifying spirit emerges from the exhibition: an attitude of hard-boiled sarcasm that masks, perhaps, a romantic vulnerability. It is poignantly expressed in Cathy Begien’s “Black Out,” in which she tearfully narrates a night of aimless drinking, while supporting actors force her to drink bottled beer and shots of hard liquor and to smoke cigarettes.

And on May 18:
Gulnara Kasmalieva and Murtabek Djumaliev at MoMA's Modern Mondays
An Evening with Gulnara Kasmalieva and Muratbek Djumaliev
Monday, May 18, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and trained in both film and visual art, Gulnara Kasmalieva and Muratbek Djumaliev produce video installations that encapsulate everyday life in Central Asia, and their work has been exhibited at The Art Institute of Chicago (2007), the Venice and Singapore biennials, and Winkleman Gallery, New York. Shot along the ancient Silk Road connecting China and Kyrgyzstan with Western markets, the artists' videos portray the resourcefulness that defines this mountainous, poverty-stricken region. In conjunction with Asia Art Week, this program includes their Algorithm of Survival and Hope (2005), along with other recent work.
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

As noted, M&G's screening is being held in conjunction with Asian Contemporary Art Week as well. The program has a great line-up this year. Don't miss it!



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