Events

April

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Thursday, 01 April 2021 to Friday, 30 April 2021

Athi-Patra Ruga

Over the Rainbow (Queens in Exile Series), 2016-2017
American, born 1989

Single channel HD video
9:27 min., color, sound
Courtesy of the artist and WHATIFTHEWORLD Fallery, Cape Town, ZA

Over the Rainbow (Queens in Exile Series) (2016-2017) is an experimental work that captures the artist's imaginary world rooted in African mythology, contemporary queer culture, and South African politics.

University of Texas Landmarks - Represents screenshot of athi putra?itok=lHvtP uQ

May

01

Saturday, 01 May 2021 to Monday, 31 May 2021

Thao Nguyen Phan

Becoming Alluvium, 2019
Vietnamese, born 1987

Single channel color video
16:50 min., color, sound
Courtesy of Galerie Zink Waldkirchen, Germany

Becoming Alluvium (2019) showcases the artist's research into the Mekong River and the cultures that it nurtures. Through allegory, the work explores the environmental and social changes caused by the expansion of agriculture, by overfishing and the economic migration of farmers to urban areas.

Screenshot of Thao Nguyen Phan's "Becoming Alluvium"

June

01

Tuesday, 01 June 2021 to Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Michael Robinson

The Dark, Krystle, 2013
American, born 1981

HD Video
9:34 min., color, sound
Courtesy of the Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, vdb.org 

The Dark, Krystle (2013) is a collage video that parses through the 1980s TV soap-opera, Dynasty. The artist collects and edits clips of the female protagonists, drawing attention to their signature gestures, which also persist through endless costume and hairdo changes. 

Screenshot of Michael Robinson's "The Dark, Krystal"

July

01

Thursday, 01 July 2021 to Saturday, 31 July 2021

Michael Snow

WVLNT, 1966-67/2003
Canadian, born 1928

Video
15 min., color, sound
Courtesy of Electronic Arts (Intermix) EAI, New York

For the safety of our community, Landmarks Video may be viewed freely by those who have BACS access to the ART building. For general access, please make an appointment to visit the Visual Arts Center

Screenshot of Michael Snow's "WVLNT"

August

01

Sunday, 01 August 2021 to Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Luis Valdovino

Work in Progress, 1990
Argentinian, born 1961

Video
14 min., color, sound
Courtesy of the Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Insitute of Chicago, vdb.org 

Work in Progress (1990) is an experimental video about cultural and political disputes surrounding immigration and naturalization processes. The work explores the 1986 U.S. Immigration Reform Law and individuals who did not qualify for amnesty under this reform, therefore remaning undocumented. 

Screenshot of Luis Valdovino's "Work in Progress"