January 14, 2005 - CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts - IRREDUCIBLE: Contemporary Short Form Video
January 14, 2005

IRREDUCIBLE: Contemporary Short Form Video

Gillian Wearing, Tedi, 2003. DVD projection (still) Courtesy Maureen Paley Interim Art, London  

IRREDUCIBLE: Contemporary Short Form Video
January 19-March 19
Opening reception: January 18, 7-8:30 p.m.

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
Logan Galleries
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, California
T 415.551.9210
Gallery hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; closed Sunday, Monday


Curated by Ralph Rugoff

Surveying an international tendency in video art that has become increasingly significant over the past decade, IRREDUCIBLE brings together works that are structured around a particular situation, event or performance. Combining narrative economy with quasi-documentary approaches, many of the participating artists reinterpret the process-oriented concerns of performance and conceptual art from the 1970s, while exploring an expanded social and psychological landscape. Ranging from controlled studio situations to interventions in the flow of everyday life, their work shares an interest in the capacity of singular situations to generate complex meanings. Set against a contemporary mediascape of perpetual distraction, their work provides a tonic reminder of how the meaning of even the most elementary sign is formed through endless connections and links to other signs, and how in navigating these networks of irreducible complexity we may gain a chance to rethink and refresh our readings of the world.
Dan Acostioaei & Ann Wodinski, Mauricio Alejo, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Jesper Alvaer, Yael Bartana, Mircea Cantor, Douglas Gordon, David Hammons, Kimsooja, Glenda Leon, Mark Lewis, Mads Lynnerup, Euan Macdonald, Aernout Mik, Will Rogan, Aida Ruilova, Anri Sala, Song Dong, Su-Mei Tse, Gillian Wearing, Wood & Harrison, David Zink Yi, Artur Zmijewski

A fully illustrated, full-color exhibition publication, with text by Ralph Rugoff, is available from the CCA Wattis Institute (415.551.9202).

For further information please visit our website: www.wattis.org.

Established in 1998, the CCA Wattis Institute serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of leading-edge local, national and international contemporary culture.

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