Eleanor Antin

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Selves on Screen: Eleanor Antin's Video
The Wallach Art Gallery
Columbia University Schermerhorn Hall, 8th Floor
116th Street and Broadway.

October 17, 2013, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

For nearly fifty years Eleanor Antin has worked in performance, photography, film, video and installation, creating humorous and often tragic works grounded in complex narratives. From 1972 to 1991, she focused on inventing personae of different genders, races, professions, historical eras and geographic locations. This motley group, which included a deposed king, an exiled film director, ambitious ballerinas and dogged nurses, were known as her "selves." The selves' manifestations were as diverse as their stories, taking form in a wide range of media. In conjunction with the exhibition Multiple Occupancy: Eleanor Antin's "Selves," at Columbia University's The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, a program of selected works explores the ways that video animated the selves, giving life to Antin's interest in story-telling, identity and historical play. The program will be introduced by Emily Liebert, Multiple Occupancy curator, and Lori Zippay, Electronic Arts Intermix Executive Director. On this evening the Wallach Art Gallery will be open until 6:00 pm so that the audience has a chance to visit the exhibition before the screenings.

This event is free, open to the public and held at The Wallach Art Gallery, 8th Floor, Schermerhorn Hall, on Columbia University's Morningside Heights campus, 116th Street and Broadway.

"Selves on Screen" is presented by The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University School of the Arts, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) and Art21.
CIRCA 1971
Early Video & Film from the EAI Archive at Dia:Beacon
Riggio Galleries 3 Beekman Street Beacon, NY 12508

September 17, 2011—December 31, 2012

CONVERSATIONS AT DIA:BEACON: Nancy Holt, Joan Jonas, Anthony Ramos, and Paul Ryan with Lori Zippay
PRESS: New York Times, Frieze Magazine, Bullett
PHOTOS: Circa 1971 Gallery Talk with Lori Zippay, February 2012

Dia Art Foundation presented Circa 1971: Early Video & Film from the EAI Archive at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries. Circa 1971 brought together 20 moving image works from EAI's collection of over 3,500 media artworks. Celebrating EAI's 40th anniversary, the exhibition was organized by guest curator Lori Zippay, Executive Director of EAI.

Circa 1971 included pieces by Vito Acconci, Eleanor Antin, Ant Farm, John Baldessari, Lynda Benglis, Shirley Clarke, Dan Graham, Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson, Joan Jonas, Gordon Matta-Clark, Nam June Paik, Raindance, Anthony Ramos, Carolee Schneemann, TVTV, Steina and Woody Vasulka, and others.

Taking the year of EAI's founding as its point of departure, the exhibition set in dialogue a series of diverse works created in and around 1971, which are linked by alternative artistic and activist impulses. Circa 1971 exposed the generative encounters among these artists and influences and initiates unexpected correspondences between seemingly disparate works.
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

November 1, 2009 - April 26, 2010
Thursday - Monday, noon - 6 pm

EAI presented 45 Years of Performance Video from EAI, a survey of four decades of artists' engagement with video and performance. This project is presented in conjunction with 100 Years, an exhibition on the history of performance art organized by P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and Performa 09.
Artist Talk + Screening
EAI 535 West 22nd Street, Fifth Floor, New York City

Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 6:30 pm

Eleanor Antin has worked in film, video, photography, installation and performance for four decades. In the 1970s, Antin produced a series of feature-length narrative videos starring hand-painted paper dolls. Performing with a cast of two-dimensional characters, Antin tackled major issues of the day, while lampooning contemporary gender roles and cultural stereotypes. Antin spoke about this series and screened excerpts from works including The Adventures of a Nurse (1976), The Nurse and the Hijackers (1977) and The Angel of Mercy (1981). A Q&A with the artist followed.
EAI Viewing Room at EFA Gallery
EFA Gallery 323 West 39th Street, 2nd Floor, New York City

November 2 - November 17, 2007

During the PERFORMA07 performance biennial, EFA Gallery was transformed into a video lounge to host Electronic Arts Intermix's Viewing Room, a program that provides free public access to one of the foremost collections of video art in the world. Visitors to EFA Gallery were able to choose from a curated selection of major performance-based video works by over 30 artists from the EAI Collection. Viewers were able to watch these seminal performances and contemporary classics at their own pace in a comfortable viewing environment. During the opening reception on Friday, November 2nd, programs featuring selected works were installed throughout the gallery.
Museum of Modern Art New York City

February 26 - April 30, 2002

As the keystone of EAI's 30th anniversary events, Museum of Modern Art presented First Decade: Video from the EAI Archives, a major retrospective that looked at the early days of video through EAI's historical collection. Featuring 60 works, the twelve-part program explored themes and issues ranging from performance and the body; narrative; cultural essays; activism, and poetics.