Sunday, Dec. 8th – March 9th, 2014 @ HVCCA
Based on, If Any
December 8th–The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art presents Jordan Rathus in a live, multimedia, musical performance, featuring long time collaborators Nick Paparone, and Bill Santen. And spotlighting the world debut of the band “Tiny Rothko”–Rathus with Andrew Adolphus!
The HVCCA will show a Rathus “mini-retrospective” installation featuring multiple moving image works, whose theme centers on over-the-top creations of on-camera personas and unique interpretations of specific film and television tropes. Several of Rathus’ video works will be shown, plus a full red carpet and a celebrity “step and repeat” is installed.
One of Rathus’ exciting new video pieces is titled Based On, If Any. In the screenwriting software program Final Draft, there is a title page template that prompts the user to type in the title of the screenplay s/he is writing. Just below, another prompt reads: Based on, if any, suggesting the screenwriter pay homage to the source material for the screenplay.
Another film on view at the HVCCA will be REAL WORK/THE GAME SHOW. Here Rathus performs the multifaceted role of a “real person,” i.e. a video artist, who transitions into a reality show celebrity.
Jordan Rathus was born in Princeton, NJ in 1983. She studied at the Manhattan School of Music, Preparatory Division from 1994 to 2002. Rathus earned her BFA in Film and Television Production from New York University, NY in 2005. In 2012, she completed a MFA in Visual Arts (New Genres) at Columbia University, NY. She was the 2012 MFA Artist in Residence at Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI, and is a recipient of the Brooks Fellowship Award from Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO and the Tony Hawkins Award from New York University, NY. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Now on View Through July 27, 2014
Art at the Core: The Intersection of Visual Art, Performance & Technology
October 27, 2013 – July 27, 2014
HVCCA’s 2013-2014 exhibition features works that lend themselves to narrative interpretations. The selected artists employ traditional art materials as well as new technology, video and performance to look to art as addressing the very core of our everyday lives, our ‘weltanschauung’.
In the works of Chen Zhen, Jeffrey Schrier, Gilbert and George, and Andres Serrano, we see evidence of the artist addressing identity politics as seen through past cultural and social traditions, race, nationalism, and heritage. Others artists in the exhibition, such as Ben Schumacher, Stephan Balleaux, Matt Keegan and Adam Pendleton, extract materials from the current and future ‘world-in-the-ether’ thus producing across global lines and re-appropriating disseminated images and objects that are the products of technology and industry. Marina Abramovic, represented here by her triptych ‘Spirit House,’ which was performed initially within a circumscribed space at Sean Kelly Gallery, consistently tests the limits of her body. She emerged from Europe as a pioneer in feminism, movement, and installation. Her retrospective at MOMA proved the fact that live performance has the ability, when done by a master, to hypnotize the viewer and to take in and own the presentation in a powerfully psychological way.
In an increasingly fast-moving era, and as explored in ‘Art at the Core’, the world of art and culture bridge artistic disciplines- painting folds into sculpture, into sound, light, video and performance. Performance, enhanced by installation and often video, asserts itself as an art form, not in the narrative traditions of opera with its stage design, but in a contemporary format that defies traditional descriptions. The eclectic selections from the works of the twenty-three artists exhibited at HVCCA, bring about a show that is riddled with complexities, manifesting diverse approaches to identity, society, culture, and materiality and dedicated to the intersection and melding of life and art.
Whether obvious or implied, metaphorical or physical, the artist’s reflection on life can serve as an eye opening experience to the viewer. In keeping with the spirit and in conjunction with the nature of the exhibition, several video and performance artists as well as 7 playwrights have been invited to produce original scripts that intersect with the works in the exhibition, pulling performers, writers and audience into an active exploration of mind that meets and explores the visual and the sensory at the individual’s ‘core’. Performance/video works will be highlighted during the fall and winter of 2013, plays will be performed monthly from January through July 2014.
Artists: Marina Abramovic, Stephen Balleux, Phyllida Barlow, Rafal Bujnowski, Jonas Burgert, Dan Christensen, David Drebin, Martin Eder, Bryan El Castillo, Robert Fekete, Gilbert and George, Charles Hinman, Lisa Hoke, Suzan Frecon, Lisa Karrer, Matt Keegan, Justen Ladda, Giles Lyon, Mara Mills, Haroon Mirza, Yigal Ozeri, Jon Pylypchuk, Adam Pendleton, Jordan Rathus, Osvaldo Romberg, Antonio Santin, Italo Scanga, Florian Schmidt, Jeffrey Schrier, Ben Schumacher, Andrew Sendor, Andres Serrano, Costa Vece, Phil Wagner, Jeff Wall, Angela Washko, Chen Zhen, Thomas Zipp, and others.
March 29, 2014 through July 13, 2014
Theatrical Performance Series Coming in SPRING!