Feb 13–Mar 16
On these dates, enjoy reduced admission ($19 adults; $14 seniors and students) and see Fast Forward and Human Interest. Two floors are closed as we prepare for the 2017 Biennial.
In Mono (2014), screened as part of the 2014 Biennial, Sara Greenberger Rafferty cast actor Susie Sokol to mimic the gestures and verbal mannerisms of three late-night comedy hosts: Johnny Carson, David Letterman, and Joan Rivers. Rafferty has said that she wanted to calibrate the work so that, despite being larger-than-life performers, “the figures are at human scale.” In the film, she drastically reduces the aggrandizing trappings of television productions: the laugh track is minimal, the set and music nonexistent, the studio audience empty. Sokol, wearing a suit and a low ponytail, moves through a variety of gendered stances and comedic postures, isolating the comics’ gestures so that they appear radically strange.
Work by Sara Greenberger Rafferty will be screened in the second floor Film & Video Gallery, May 14–25. View the calendar for more information.
Academy Records and Matt Hanner
Ei Arakawa and Carissa Rodriguez
Robert Ashley and Alex Waterman
Lisa Anne Auerbach
Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna
Paravel, and Sensory Ethnography Lab
Critical Practices Inc.
Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst
Radamés “Juni” Figueroa
Gaylen Gerber with David Hammons,
Sherrie Levine, and Trevor Shimizu
Tony Greene curated by Richard
Hawkins and Catherine Opie
Yve Laris Cohen
My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon
and Alexandro Segade)
Sara Greenberger Rafferty
Steve Reinke with Jessie Mott
Valerie Snobeck and Catherine Sullivan
Charline von Heyl
David Foster Wallace