January 24, 2007 - Video Data Bank - FEEDBACK: THE VIDEO DATA BANK, VIDEO ART, AND ARTIST INTERVIEWS
January 24, 2007

FEEDBACK: THE VIDEO DATA BANK, VIDEO ART, AND ARTIST INTERVIEWS

Sadie Benning, German Song (1985)
 

FEEDBACK: THE VIDEO DATA BANK, VIDEO ART, AND ARTIST INTERVIEWS
January 25-31, 2007

MoMA PRESENTS SCREENINGS OF VIDEO ART AND INTERVIEWS WITH WOMEN ARTISTS AND CRITICS FROM THE ARCHIVE OF THE VIDEO DATA BANK

 

The Museum of Modern Art presents Feedback: The Video Data Bank, Video Art, and Artist Interviews, an exhibition of video art and interviews with female visual and moving-image artists drawn from the Chicago-based Video Data Bank (VDB). The exhibition is presented January 2531, 2007, at The Museum of Modern Art, on the occasion of the publication of Feedback, The Video Data Bank Catalog of Video Art and Artist Interviews, and the presentation of MoMAs The Feminist Future symposium (January 26 and 27, 2007). Eleven programs of short and longer-form works will be shown, including interviews with artists such as Lee Krasner and Louise Bourgeois, as well as with critics, academics, and other commentators.

The Video Data Bank was established in 1976 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a collection of student productions and interviews with visiting artists. During the same period in the mid-1970s, VDB co-founders Lyn Blumenthal and Kate Horsfield began conducting their own interviews with women artists who they felt were underrepresented critically in the art world. These interviews became part of the VDB’s archive and are a significant resource on womens art history today. In 1980 VDB began distributing video art in response to the growth of the media art field. Video artists such as Laurie Anderson, Sadie Benning, Joan Jonas, Miranda July, Yvonne Rainer and Martha Rosler, many of whose early work was supported and distributed by VDB, are represented in this series.

Both collections have grown over the past 30 years and they are annotated in the organizations newly published catalog. For this presentation, interviews and videotapes were chosen to reflect womens art making and the evolution of feminist theory since the mid-1970s.

Organized by Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art with Blithe Riley, Editor and Project Coordinator, On Art and Artists collection, Video Data Bank. Special thanks to Kate Horsfield, Director Emeritus; Abina Manning, Interim Director and Tom Colley, Collection Manager, Video Data Bank; and the Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fund.
Video Art Works

Laurie Anderson
Nancy Angelo
Charles Atlas
Lynda Benglis
Sadie Benning
Dara Birnbaum
Candace Compton
Ximena Cuevas
Valie Export
Hermine Freed
Nereida Garcia-Ferraz
Vanalyne Green
Kate Horsfield
Joan Jonas
Miranda July
Suzanne Lacy
Branda Miller
Yvonne Rainer
Martha Rosler
Elisabeth Subrin
Interviews with Artists

Louise Bourgeois
Judy Chicago
Coco Fusco
Guerrilla Girls
Lee Krasner
Lucy Lippard
Ana Mendieta (portrait)
Joan Mitchell
Laura Mulvey
Elizabeth Murray
Alice Neel
Arlene Raven
Martha Rosler
Miriam Schapiro
Marcia Tucker
Screenings take place January 2531, 2007 at:
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters,
The Museum of Modern Art,
11 West 53rd Street,
New York,
NY 10019
212-708-9400
Program details: www.moma.org/exhibitions/film_media/2007/Feedback.html

The Video Data Bank is currently celebrating thirty years of promoting the work of video artists through its comprehensive range of distribution, exhibition, archive and preservation programs. www.vdb.org
Feedback, The Video Data Bank Catalog of Video Art and Artist Interviews, is edited by Kate Horsfield and Lucas Hilderbrand, and published by Temple University Press. It contains essays on the history of media art, the Video Data Bank, video activism, experimental performance art, and the On Art and Artists interview collection by artists and academics Gregg Bordowitz, Vanalyne Green, Kate Horsfield and Peggy Phelan. www.vdb.org/printcat.html

The Video Data Bank is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art, and the Illinois Arts Council, an agency of the state.

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