Whitney Screens:
Juan Antonio Olivares's Moléculas

FRI, May 8, 2020
7 pm

Online, live-streamed on Vimeo

Engage with video art in the Whitney's collection while you’re at home with Whitney Screens. Every Friday, we’re featuring special screenings of video works recently brought into the collection, all by emerging artists, in keeping with the Whitney’s long tradition of supporting artists at the beginning and during key moments of their careers.

Juan Antonio Olivares's Moléculas relates a highly personal narrative that is part autobiographical, part fantastical reality. The work explores fundamental questions about family, loss, separation, and contemporary politics, as well as the ways in which memories acutely and even painfully live on, long after events have passed. Made using 3D animation, Olivares’s touching video is equally sensitive in its technical detail. Rendered in a muted palette, the work is set in an interior that suggests both analyst’s office and modernist living room. The work visually evokes the delicate landscape of the mind, which Olivares ultimately sees as universal to our collective experiences, particularly of loss and death.

This screening will present Moléculas in its entirety, with an introduction by Jane Panetta, director of the collection. 

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