Spend your Wednesday night at Artpace
Do you have any plans tomorrow evening?
Either way, head down to Artpace.
Artpace welcomes back IAIR alum Tracey Moffatt for a special Art Talks presentation about the video works featured in her 11.2 Hudson (Show)Room exhibition, Handmade. This preview and lecture will give viewers behind-the-scenes looks at each of her seven montages (some created with collaborating editor Gary Hillberg), as Moffatt describes each work and how it was made.
For the first time, Artpace presents a comprehensive survey of New York-based Australian artist Tracey Moffatt’s thematic videos, created between 1999 and 2010. The seven shorts-utilizing pre-existing television and film footage to reconstruct new narratives-are ironic commentaries on Hollywood stereotypes such as love, race, and motherhood. During her 1995 residency, Moffatt produced a series of photographs inspired by the female stars of roller derby popularized on 1970s American television. The dream-like magenta images emphasized the theatricality and violence of the sport, creating an alternative vision of feminine beauty.
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Credit: Guapa, 1995, black and white photograph on color paper, 30 x 40 inches. Photo by Tracey Moffatt.
By Ryan Sachetta