Grandma's Boy (Nicholaus Goossen, 2006)
June 17, 2009 at 7:00 pm
at EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St.
Presented by artist Alex Bag
Organized by Ian Cooper, artist, and Michelle Levy, Program Director, EFA Project Space
From June 10th through July 29th, 2009, EFA Project Space presents Chaperone, an eight-week summer event. This weekly series consists of films handpicked by a group of artists, all whose work provocatively explores disparate aspects of our culture’s love affair with mediated reality. Each artist has been asked to share a film he or she finds curious, masterful, or compelling. Through live introductions and an accompanying publication, the artists present their “take” on these selected cinematic works, giving greater insight and dimension to our understanding of their own distinct creative processes. Whether it be a classic, a blockbuster, a musical, a slasher, or an art-house indie, the audience will experience each film through the watchful eyes of the eight dutiful ‘chaperones’.
ALEX BAG (b. 1969)
Alex Bag’s work combines performance, video, acting, drawing, and installation with distinct humor and an acerbic wit in order to explore the particular ills and alienations endemic to late capitalist society. Drawing inspiration from mass media sources—particularly television— she simultaneously lambastes and embraces the culture her work reflects and informs. She was born in New York, where she currently resides and works, and received her BFA from Cooper Union in 1991. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York; Locust Projects, Miami; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; American Fine Arts, New York; and Emi Fontana Gallery, Milan. She has been featured in such recent exhibitions as Playback, ARC/Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris; Fit to Print and Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery, New York; Panorámica, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; and the Baltic Triennale, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania. A monograph on her work is forthcoming. She is represented by Elizabeth Dee Gallery in New York.
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