An alternative benefit to help save arts education programs for the under-served youth of Cleveland.
|when:||Saturday, October 21, 2006, 7:00 PM
|what to expect:
||new media art exhibition that will include student, local, and
internationally renowned artists, cocktails, dinner, dancing and live auction.
|what to wear:||anything black, except black tie
Visual Connections: A History of the Moving Image
The exhibition will include new media works by world renowned artists such as Bill Viola, Iņigo Manglano-Ovalle and Bernadette Corporation.
American artist Bill Viola is one of the pioneers in Video Art. Best known for his work in multi media installation, Viola creates works
that reflect his personal life. Like a chemist, Viola adds elements of light, water and time to standard themes of family, birth and death,
in order to produce works of visionary transcendence. The Passing, 1991, travels the terrain of the conscious, the subconscious and the desert
landscapes of the Southwest, melding sleep, dreams and pre-lingual memories into a spectacular lyrical journey.
Over the last decade Spanish artist Iņigo Manglano-Ovalle has created a fascinating and diverse body of work that has earned him global recognition
(notable group exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial in 2000 and the XXIV Bienal Internacional de São Paulo in1998). Alltagszeit (In Ordinary Time),
2000 explores Manglano-Ovalles fascination with the architectural works of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969). The eight-minute video takes place in
Berlin inside Neue Nationalgalerie, one of Mies landmark glass buildings.
Recently featured in the 2006 Whitney Biennial, the New York and Paris-based collective known as Bernadette Corporation produces films, publications
and interventionist projects that challenge the capitalist system. Get Rid of Yourself, 2003 is an hour long anti-documentary on the state of
heightened global affairs. This complex, multi-layered work incorporates footage of national disasters such as 9/11 and the 2001 riots at the G-8 summit
in Genoa, sunset shots of beaches, and a performance by actress Chloe Sevigny rehearsing lines of a script in a Parisian kitchen.
pARTy 2006 Co-Chairs
Heather Guess, Nancy Kaufman, Martha Rome, and Lynn Takacs
pARTy 2006 Exhibition Curators
Kristen Baumlier, Heather Guess, Heather Zises