Monday, May 18, 2009

Artist Talk: Eve Sussman at IMA

[Image credit: Eve Sussman & The Rufus Corporation, Photographic still from The Rape of the Sabine Women (Disintegration at Hydra), 2005. Photo by Ricoh Gerbl, courtesy of the artists and Roebling Hall, New York.]

Artist Talk and Reception with Eve Sussman
Thursday, May 21st, 6:30pm
at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Those of our readers who keep up with one of our regularly recommended favorites, Ed Winkleman (gallery owner and blogger), may already be familiar with Eve Sussman and the Rufus Corporation via his recent post about her current opening at Winkleman Gallery. Sussman's talk and reception at the IMA is in part with their recent opening of the exhibition Adaptation, a look at at the use of adaptation in the recent video installation work of four leading artists: Guy Ben-Ner, Arturo Herrera, Catherine Sullivan and Eve Sussman & The Rufus Corporation. This is a great chance to her more about Sussman's work and if you have not yet made it out the IMA to check out this exhibition in the Forefront gallery, this is your opportunity. This is an OtC must see!

From IMA's Website:
New York-based artist Eve Sussman is internationally renowned for her provocative and lushly filmed videos that reinterpret themes from the history of art in distinctly new ways. A leading figure in contemporary video art, Sussman has transformed the medium through a use of lavish production values and stylized methods of filming.

Sussman’s critically acclaimed video, The Rape of the Sabine Women (2007), which she created with the multi-disciplinary artistic collaborative the Rufus Corporation, is featured in the IMA’s exhibition Adaptation: Video Installations by Ben-Ner, Herrera, Sullivan, and Sussman & The Rufus Corporation. Filmed in Germany and Greece, this ambitious feature-length video presents an epic retelling of the founding myth of ancient Rome set in contemporary times.

In her lecture at the IMA, Surveillance as a Narrative Device in the Motion Pictures of the Rufus Corporation, Sussman will share insights into her wide-ranging experiments in film and video.

Adaptation Reception
Stay for a reception after the talk in Pulliam Great Hall from 8-10 pm. View the Forefront exhibition Adaptation, snack on light hors d’oeuvres and enjoy a cocktail from the cash bar.

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