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  • The Jewish Museum - Sights and Sounds: Cuba
    of staying or leaving and the cultural and social effects of that dilemma Cuba was long defined as a society that received immigrants that changed with the Revolution of 1959 Waves of emigration throughout the last half century have become a familiar and highly politicized phenomenon Until a very recent change in the law emigration was a permanent one way trip A second large influence on recent art was the severe economic crisis of the 1990s which undermined public confidence in the Revolution and its legacy The family was at the epicenter of individual response to this problem and hence is a frequent subject of video artists emigration was now seen not as a political statement but a personal choice Equally significant was the rise of an underground economy that sustained the country The social bonds produced by these changes as well as uneven access to new technologies have caused new networks and communities to develop among Cubans both at home and abroad forming a complex new cultural geography The four videos seen here are in a sense a barometer of these social shifts Video is especially well adapted to this role in Cuba in order to evade the state monopoly on media it has become a person to person medium a conduit between the audience and reality a record of fragments of life that flows from hand to hand from computer to computer unofficially Mailyn Machado Curator Mailyn Machado b Havana 1976 is an art and media critic and curator She has organized exhibitions for the Museum of Fine Arts Havana the Havana Biennial and the Cultural Centers of Spain in America among other institutions She is the chief editor of the magazine La Gaceta de Cuba Her writing has appeared in Cuban and foreign publications Machado earned a degree in art history from the University of Havana in 2001 and completed postgraduate studies in art criticism at Gerona University Spain in 2006 Video slide data cycle timeout 6000 data cycle youtube true data youtube youtube Sandra Ramos Naufragio Shipwreck 2008 video sound 2 min 46 sec Artwork Sandra Ramos In this short animation the island of Cuba is compared to an archipelago of scattered individuals trying to keep afloat Each character represents a different Cuban archetype the fool and the peasant are classic satirical figures of Cuban history while the jinetera embodies the rise of sex tourism on the island since the 1990s A man with a Rubik s Cube for a head exemplifies a political bureaucrat and a young pioneer girl acts as the artist s alter ego These characters also appear in Ramos s graphic work The glass bottles evoke the experience of migration including escape wreckage and survival and their disjunctive impact on the Cuban nation Share Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Share on Twitter Share via Email Add Like Diana Montero Él Eres Tú He Is You 2012 video sound 15 min Artwork Diana Montero In this documentary the filmmaker learns that her

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  • The Jewish Museum - Sights and Sounds: New Zealand
    from a remarkably broad set of artistic interests reflecting the diversity of New Zealand video art since the 1970s Together they present an intertwined set of concerns A new generation of video artists in New Zealand has focused on the environment a subject that for some decades appeared to have been forgotten In these provocative works the land is seen less within the framework of the picturesque or the touristic than through the lens of contemporary issues of ownership subjectivity and personal freedom within public commercial or politicized spaces In 1975 the innovative and globally influential Waitangi Tribunal was established a unique forum for hearing indigenous claims to land taken by the Crown The tribunal stimulated a deep questioning of land use and value that goes to the core of society The discussion began during the period when these four artists were growing up and they are now operating within that conversation Whether consciously or not New Zealand artists are bound to think about the visual occupation of land in ways that ask larger questions which are infinitely transferrable to geopolitical contexts locally and globally Language is also emphasized in these works through notation and spoken commentary The words are not always tightly linked to the visual narrative the dislocation of subject text and environment suggests the complex dialogues among them establishing an open forum for viewing Natasha Conland Curator Natasha Conland b Algiers 1974 is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Auckland Art Gallery New Zealand Selected recent exhibitions include The Fundamental Practice NZ at the Venice Biennale 2005 the 4th Auckland Triennial Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon 2010 Freedom Farmers New Zealand Artists Growing Ideas 2013 and A Puppet A Pauper A Pirate A Poet A Pawn A King 2013 Video slide data cycle timeout 6000 data cycle youtube true data youtube youtube Sriwhana Spong Beach Study 2012 16mm film transferred to HD video 7 min 30 sec Artwork Sriwhana Spong provided by the artist and Michael Lett Auckland This video was originally part of an installation investigating notions of public and private the intuitive and the cerebral and the body as a borderland that moves among these different states A woman responds to her surroundings through dance or gesture In addition to the idiosyncrasies of film stock the use of colored filters imparts a painterly wash to the landscape The work is a personal meditation on the loss of a beloved childhood beach access to which is now made difficult by private ownership Fleeting moments and recollections form an exploration of the precarious relationship between memory and experience Share Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Share on Twitter Share via Email Add Like Shannon Te Ao Two Shoots That Stretch Far Out 2013 14 video sound 13 min 22 sec Artwork Shannon Te Ao The artist addresses an audience of animals in a supple reiteration of How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare the seminal 1965 performance by the German Fluxus artist Joseph Beuys

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  • The Jewish Museum - Sights and Sounds: Philippines
    selected by Joselina Cruz Installation view of Sights and Sounds Global Film and Video in the Goodkind Media Center Photo by David Heald The practice of video art in the Philippines employs a rich contemporary brand of localism one marked by extravagant imagery filtered through a twenty first century sensibility The artists seen here investigate the truthfulness of the images they produce or record use local images split away from their context and editing techniques to walk the line between the absurd and the real strangeness and fact The Hitchcock influenced drawings of Victor Balanon s Orpheus and the jeepney stills of Maria Taniguchi s Untitled Celestial Motors lean toward popular culture rather than social commentary the artists are more interested in exploring the qualities of the medium than in employing it to document performance Mariano Montelibano s Pamunit Fishing and Martha Atienza s Anito follow the trajectory of social commentary through documentation The distance between the images and our expectations marks the videos as contemporary they are experiments that bring together the intricacies of practice place context and origin Joselina Cruz Curator The writer and curator Joselina Cruz b Manila 1972 is Director Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design MCAD Manila She curated the second edition of the Singapore Biennale 2008 among other exhibitions She was formerly a curator at the Lopez Museum Manila and the Singapore Art Museum Video slide data cycle timeout 6000 data cycle youtube true data youtube youtube Maria Taniguchi Untitled Celestial Motors 2012 HD video 6 min 38 sec Artwork Maria Taniguchi Maria Taniguchi s work focuses on repetition and image processing Celestial Motors is named for a factory that produces jeepneys a popular form of public transportation and a cultural icon in the Philippines usually awash with colorful designs and kitschy ornaments The jeepney in this video however is unpainted and unadorned displayed against a stark white background Purged of color it becomes emblematic of infinite potential Share Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Share on Twitter Share via Email Add Like Martha Atienza Anito excerpt 2012 video sound 8 min Artwork Martha Atienza The title of this video refers to a precolonial belief system of the Philippines some of which is now incorporated into folk Catholicism within the largely Christianized mainstream culture Anito documents the Ati Atihan Festival held on Bantayan Island each January This religious feast which runs over several days includes numerous masses processions contests and a masquerade ball in honor of Santo Niño the infant Jesus The name Ati Atihan means to be like the Aetas the people thought to be among the earliest inhabitants of the Philippines Atienza records one of the festival s parades emphasizing its more bizarre aspects and the features that have allowed the nominally Catholic rite to return to its animistic roots Share Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Share on Twitter Share via Email Add Like Victor Balanon Orpheus 2013 animated video 5 min Artwork Victor Balanon provided by the

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  • The Jewish Museum - Sights and Sounds: Argentina
    Starting July 31 2015 Now Playing Philippines Through September 24 2015 Upcoming Philippines Starting August 28 2015 Now Playing South Africa Through November 24 2015 Upcoming South Africa Starting October 30 2015 Now Playing Colombia Through December 31 2015 Upcoming Colombia Starting November 27 2015 Now Playing Through February 4 2016 Upcoming Starting January 2 2016 Sights and Sounds Argentina features new work by Fabio Kacero Leticia Obeid Sebastian Diaz Morales and Juan Renau selected by Inés Katzenstein Installation view of Sights and Sounds Global Film and Video in the Goodkind Media Center Photo by David Heald These four works explore some of the themes and obsessions of interest to contemporary Argentinian video artists Their subjects include cinema and its narrative codes the integrity of film and television in translation behavioral standards on social media and the construction of images Operating in very different registers methods and aesthetics each subverts cinematic codes to disorient viewers Fabio Kacero abandons the classical narrative tradition by presenting a nonlinear representation of time Juan Renau upsets the assumptions of intimacy and privacy that govern our use of social networks by making his online actions public While these artists work within an amateur aesthetic Sebastian Diaz Morales employs highly sophisticated cinematic techniques that explode our perception of a scene his slick production values are reminiscent of television ads or science fiction films Meanwhile Leticia Obeid severs the connection between iconic television characters and their voices in a series of interviews with Spanish language voice actors Together these works encourage new ways of seeing in our media saturated world Inés Katzenstein Curator Inés Katzenstein b Buenos Aires 1970 received a Master s degree from the Center for Curatorial Studies Bard College New York in 2001 From 2004 to 2008 she was curator at MALBA Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires Malba Fundación Costantini Currently she is director of the Department of Art at the Universidad Torcuato di Tella in the same city She has written extensively on contemporary art and has curated a number of exhibitions Video slide data cycle timeout 6000 data cycle youtube true data youtube youtube Fabio Kacero Earlater 2010 video sound 6 min 3 sec Artwork Fabio Kacero Since 1990 Fabio Kacero has been one of Buenos Aires s most eccentric and multifaceted artists This piece is an impossible series of time loops an attempt to approach eternity by means of an extremely simple procedure fragments of the daily activity of a city connected by a hyperbolic ellipsis Share Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Share on Twitter Share via Email Add Like Leticia Obeid Dobles Doubles 2013 HD video sound 10 min Artwork Leticia Obeid Doubles compiles a series of interviews with Mexican voice actors whose voices have been iconic to television and fi lm audiences in Latin America since the 1960s These figures tell stories about the art of dubbing while reflecting on their role in the process of translation the supposed neutrality of language and the relationship between

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  • The Jewish Museum - Sights and Sounds: South Africa
    Hungary Starting March 27 2015 Now Playing Through May 28 2015 Upcoming Starting May 1 2015 Now Playing India Through June 25 2015 Upcoming India Starting May 29 2015 Now Playing Cuba Through July 30 2015 Upcoming Cuba Starting June 26 2015 Now Playing New Zealand Through August 27 2015 Upcoming New Zealand Starting July 31 2015 Now Playing Philippines Through September 24 2015 Upcoming Philippines Starting August 28 2015 Now Playing Argentina Through October 29 2015 Upcoming Argentina Starting September 25 2015 Now Playing Colombia Through December 31 2015 Upcoming Colombia Starting November 27 2015 Now Playing Through February 4 2016 Upcoming Starting January 2 2016 Sights and Sounds South Africa features new work by Dineo Seshee Bopape Gabrielle Goliath Jonah Sack and Lerato Shadi selected by Josh Ginsburg Installation view of Sights and Sounds Global Film and Video in the Goodkind Media Center Photo by David Heald The nonhierarchical interplay of action feedback and reflection underpins much of what attracts me to experiments in art I am drawn to artistic practices that are highly iterative and improvisational where chance and rule coexist symbiotically In selecting these videos I sought works by artists whose engagement with the technology of sound and the moving image afforded me insights into their practices not evidenced in other works Further I was interested in works that treat the medium neither as supplementary nor with polished reverence Rather I responded to those in which the medium felt handled manipulated rough and played with Together these works form a constellation guided by sense rather than mind they push and pull one another in a manner that seemed exciting to preserve as a set The result is that there appears to be something of a family resemblance among them Each in its own way reflects on traces made and erased on liminal spaces and the stutter or jitter of memory Josh Ginsburg Curator Josh Ginsburg b Cape Town 1981 is the director of A4 Art Foundation a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of contemporary art in South Africa He holds a bachelor s degree in electromechanical engineering 2004 and a master s in fine art 2011 both from the University of Cape Town Video slide data cycle timeout 6000 data cycle youtube true data youtube youtube Gabrielle Goliath Personal Accounts Christolene 2014 digital video sound 12 min 40 sec Artwork Gabrielle Goliath Goliath examines the suppressed trauma of domestic abuse in South Africa largely through photography video and sculpture Personal Accounts Christolene is one in a series of video portraits in which five women disclose their experiences of domestic violence In an extreme editorial gesture Goliath extracts the words from these personal accounts leaving only the silences exhalations and in between moments of private thought Share Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Share on Twitter Share via Email Add Like Jonah Sack Exquisite Corpse 2013 digital video sound 6 min 35 sec Artwork Jonah Sack Exquisite Corpse is an animated film about a headless man

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  • The Jewish Museum - Sights and Sounds: Colombia
    by Oscar Muñoz Elkin Calderón Miguel Ángel Rojas and Daniel Santiago Salguero selected by Juan A Gaitán Installation view of Sights and Sounds Global Film and Video in the Goodkind Media Center Photo by David Heald For over a decade the Colombian government has been running a propaganda campaign to present the country as an attractive place for tourism and investment It is full of clichés some painfully colonial in tone with images of beautiful nature and fun loving people Its one virtue is that its main vehicles aren t television or magazines but people Tired of decades of violence and a mercurial economy many Colombians in the 1990s embraced a different more affirmative attitude toward their country under the illusion very popular in Colombia that form follows attitude Thus the campaign has had its positive effects though some may prove only temporary But among its negative effects is the deliberate and systematic obscuring of the vestiges and remnants of Colombia s recent history of violence Extreme violence throughout the 1980s driven by the Colombian mafia drastically transformed the values and everyday life of Colombian society radically suppressing social consciousness and setting in place a sociopathic form of entrepreneurialism This selection of videos shows a series of positions with respect to the persistence of violence and its effects and the ongoing need to confront these phenomena Juan A Gaitán Curator Juan A Gaitán b Toronto 1973 is the director of the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City He was curator of the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art in 2014 From 2009 to 2011 he was curator at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam His writing has appeared in Afterall The Exhibitionist Fillip and Mousse among other publications Video slide data cycle timeout 6000 data cycle youtube true data youtube youtube Oscar Muñoz Distopía Dystopia 2014 video 22 min Artwork Oscar Muñoz provided by Mor Charpentier Gallery Paris As book pages are immersed in water the letters come off the paper one by one distorting the text and making it impossible to read The disintegration of the text is a direct reference to George Orwell s 1949 dystopian novel 1984 This video calls to mind the book s central themes censorship and surveillance as well as its main character Winston Smith who is responsible for rearranging text in historical documents in order to satisfy the current political regime Share Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Share on Twitter Share via Email Add Like Elkin Calderón Die Toteninsel Isle of the Dead 2014 video sound 4 min Artwork Elkin Calderón Pigs and children make use of an abandoned swimming pool The site is the only remaining vestige of a huge villa built by the Colombian mafia in the 1990s on a Caribbean island The estate was demolished by the police under the Extincion de Dominios literally extinction of domains a law designed to seize and destroy the built assets of the mafia The video ends with an image of

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  • The Jewish Museum - Dialogue and Discourse - Isaac Mizrahi and Wendy Goodman
    and dynamic education programs there is always something to see and do learn more Support Membership Individual Giving Corporate Support Planned Giving Travel Program Special Events Become a member today Individual Corporate and Foundation support are crucial to furthering the Jewish Museum s mission to collect preserve exhibit and interpret art and Jewish culture View All Memberships Shop Open today from 11 am 5 45 pm See what s on today Search February 2016 Previous month Next month S M T W T F S 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 1 2 3 4 5 Day View Week View Month View Tour Film Talk Event Member Corporate Access Family Teens Educators Exhibitions Special Hours Feb 14 What s on today Events 11 30 AM Sunday Art Discoveries 12 PM Dig Drop In 1 PM Found Objects Reimagined 1 30 PM Storybooks and Art Gallery Tours No tours today Dialogue and Discourse Isaac Mizrahi and Wendy Goodman Talk Thursday April 7 6 30 8 pm Scheuer Auditorium The Gertrude and David Fogelson Lecture The fashion designer artist and entrepreneur speaks with the Design Editor of New York Magazine 15 General 12 Students and Seniors 10 Members Wendy Goodman New York Magazine Isaac Mizrahi Photograph Jason Frank Rothenberg for Fabricut Purchase Tickets Add to Calendar Forward to Friends Print Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Ticket Information General Admission Tickets General Admission tickets are sold only at the Museum and valid for the day of visitation Program and Event Tickets By Phone Order by phone at 212 423 3337 on Monday through Thursday 10 am 5 pm and Friday 10 am 3 pm We accept Visa MasterCard and American Express Day of event phone sales close three 3 hours prior to the show If the show is sold out there will be a message on the box office line There is a 1 per ticket surcharge for credit card orders Online Orders are available through our online ticket vendor ACME Ticketing If you have technical difficulties please call 866 205 1322 Online ticket sales close four 4 hours prior to the event In Person Tickets can be purchased in person at the Museum s admission desk during regular Museum hours excluding Saturdays Ticket Policies Ticket purchase for events at the Museum includes admission to the galleries on the day of the program Tickets are available on a first come first served basis Please note that seating is limited we recommend purchasing tickets in advance Ticket holders are encouraged to arrive promptly as seating is not guaranteed once a program has begun Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded Contact Us 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St New York NY 10128 Directions 212 423 3200 info thejm org Connect With Us Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Tumblr Pinterest Join Us Members enjoy valuable benefits including free admission discounts and previews

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  • The Jewish Museum - Screening: Unzipped at Film Forum
    11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 1 2 3 4 5 Day View Week View Month View Tour Film Talk Event Member Corporate Access Family Teens Educators Exhibitions Special Hours Feb 14 What s on today Events 11 30 AM Sunday Art Discoveries 12 PM Dig Drop In 1 PM Found Objects Reimagined 1 30 PM Storybooks and Art Gallery Tours No tours today Screening Unzipped at Film Forum Film Sunday April 10 8 9 30 pm 209 West Houston Street New York NY 10014 A film by Douglas Keeve Executive Produced by Nina Santisi 1995 73 min 35mm Isaac Mizrahi as he conceived and contorted the way through to his fall 1994 show dashing around a deserted SoHo with pal Sandra Bernhard meeting with Naomi Campbell Linda Evangelista and baby Kate Moss for fittings and racing uptown to an audience with Eartha Kitt It is a vital snapshot of an artist at work in the kinetic and glamorous world he inhabits One that has spoken to a generation of designers who as we speak are perhaps going through the same Sturm und Drang that the film so vividly captured Before Instagram and iPhones Unzipped drew back the curtain on the insular world of models editors and muses with whom designers surround themselves Hair raising deadlines delirious Bette Davis impressions and the hostile but exhilarating act of executing a designer s vision come together in a work that set the bar for all fashion films after Vogue This screening is followed by a special appearance and Q A with Isaac Mizrahi The Saul and Harriet M Rothkopf Media Program This program has been funded by a generous donation endowment from the Saul and Harriet M Rothkopf Family Foundation For information on additional screenings of Unzipped please visit www filmforum org Tickets 14 00 General 8 00 Film Forum Members Unzipped 1995 Directed by Douglas Keeve Miramax Photofest Miramax Add to Calendar Forward to Friends Print Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Ticket Information General Admission Tickets General Admission tickets are sold only at the Museum and valid for the day of visitation Program and Event Tickets By Phone Order by phone at 212 423 3337 on Monday through Thursday 10 am 5 pm and Friday 10 am 3 pm We accept Visa MasterCard and American Express Day of event phone sales close three 3 hours prior to the show If the show is sold out there will be a message on the box office line There is a 1 per ticket surcharge for credit card orders Online Orders are available through our online ticket vendor ACME Ticketing If you have technical difficulties please call 866 205 1322 Online ticket sales close four 4 hours prior to the event In Person Tickets can be purchased in person at the Museum s admission desk during regular Museum hours excluding Saturdays Ticket Policies Ticket purchase for events at the Museum

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