is pleased to present two extraordinary days of video, featuring two remarkable
Martha Rosler - Friday, February 23, 2007, 11 am - 6 pm
Ryan Trecartin - Saturday, February 24, 2007, 11 am - 6 pm
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor (between 10th & 11th Avenues)
Please join us for drinks from 5 - 6 pm both days.
Friday, February 23, 2007, 11 am - 6 pm
EAI presents a selection of video works by Martha Rosler, one of contemporary art's most important and incisive cultural critics. In her videos, photo-texts, performances, installations and writing, Rosler investigates how social realities and political ideologies dominate ordinary life, from the kitchen to the streets and the television set. This video program will include works ranging from the seminal pieces of the 1970s to her complex and provocative works from the 1980s and '90s. A new work, Prototype: God Bless America! (2006), will also be shown.
Rosler's works are in the permanent collections of numerous museums and have been widely exhibited internationally. She has been honored with numerous awards. Rosler's major career retrospective, Positions in the Life World, was exhibited in five European cities and two museums in New York City. Her work will be included in the upcoming Documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany. Rosler lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Saturday, February 24, 2007, 11 am - 6 pm
EAI launches its representation of the video works of Ryan Trecartin, one of the most innovative young artists working with video today. Trecartin's fantastical narratives are thoroughly unique. Collaborating with an ensemble cast of family and friends, Trecartin merges sophisticated digital manipulations, uncanny performances, and footage drawn from the Internet and other media to craft startling, often surreal visions. This program will include his astonishing narrative A Family Finds Entertainment (2005) and his rarely-seen short video pieces.
Trecartin was born in 1981. His works have been seen in exhibitions including the 2006 Whitney Biennial, New York; USA Today: Works from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Arts, London; The Getty Center, Los Angeles; and New York Underground Film Festival. His first solo exhibition was at QED, Los Angeles. Trecartin lives and works in Philadelphia.
Programs repeat throughout the day. Admission Free.
For more information, please call (212) 337-0680 or visit www.eai.org.
Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is one of the world's leading nonprofit resources for video art and interactive media. EAI's core program is the international distribution of a major collection of new and historical media works by artists. EAI's activities include a preservation program, viewing access, educational services, online resources, and public programs such as exhibitions and lectures. The Online Catalogue provides a comprehensive resource on the 175 artists and 3,000 works in the EAI collection, including extensive research materials and artists' Web projects.
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