9.02.2008

Hi Art Friends,

I am writing to invite you to two exciting art events this week that I am involved with.

FIRST:
The opening reception of Documental, a video Exchange between Los Angeles and German artists.
Kim Schoenstadt and I have co-curated this exchange, in conjunction with artist collective Nüans, in Düsseldorf, Germany. The artists in the show are:
Anina Brisolla, Eli Cortiñas Hidalgo, Marcus Herse, Kao Okada, Angela Ellsworth, Nancy Popp, and Kevin Young and Kent Young

The opening reception is 5:30-8pm on Thursday, Sept 4th at the Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University
For info call: 714-997-6729
www.chapman.edu/copa/calendar
Address: 1 University Drive, Orange, CA 91866 (the Guggenheim Gallery is in the Moulton Center, at the corner of Palm and Center streets at the SE corner of campus)

SECONDLY (but related): Anina Brisolla is giving a lecture on her work at Chapman tomorrow night (Wednesday, Sept 3rd) from 7 - 8pm (also at Chapman, in Moulton Center, rm167)

Anina is visiting from Berlin. Her video, Porto Heli, is featured in the Documental video art show at the Guggneheim Gallery (Sept 2nd through October 4th). Anina studied art at the School of Visual Art in New York, and at the Academy of Fine Art in Enschede, The Netherlands, and has exhibited her work in Germany, France, Sweden, Vienna, and The Netherlands.

Brisollas’ work plays with the transfer of media, the translation from real world to scale-model on to video, referring again to another medium: that of painting and drawing. With this cross-examination of media she questions conditions of perception itself and creates spaces that all share one fundamental tone: a melancholic commentary about society’s need for efficiency.

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