Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater
Influenced by the rise of mass media, the works in this program examine popular culture, sub-culture, and imagined culture during the 1980s:
Dara Birnbaum (b. 1946, New York, NY), PM Magazine/Acid Rock, 1982. Video, color, sound; 4:09 min. Purchase with funds from Beth Rudin DeWoody 2012.14
Dan Graham (b. 1942, Urbana, IL), Rock My Religion, 1982–84. Video, black‑and‑white and color, sound; 55:27 min. Purchase with funds from the Film and Video Committee 2000.170
Charles Atlas (b. 1949, St. Louis, MO), Hail the New Puritan, 1985–86. Video, color, sound; 84 min. 47 sec. Purchase with funds from the Film, Video, and New Media Committee and Catherine Orentreich in honor of Norman Orentreich 2014.284
Ericka Beckman (b. 1951, Hempstead, NY), You the better, 1983. 16mm film transferred to video, color, sound; 30 min. Purchase with funds from the Film, Video, and New Media Committee 2014.4
This screening is free with Museum admission.
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