This Thursday March 12th at 4:30pm in Classroom 1, critic/curator Alicia Eler (OC ’06) and artist Peregrine Honig will lecture on their recent curatorial project “Video as Video: Rewind to Form,” which opened at Swimming Pool Project Space in Chicago in 2008. All the videos from the show will be screened on Wednesday March 11th at 7:30pm in Classroom 1.
Video as Video: Rewind to Form
Curating Contemporary Video Art
Art critic Alicia Eler and artist Peregrine Honig discuss the creative curatorial process and concept behind Video as Video: Rewind to Form, an international show exploring the idea of video as the new painting. Works in this show encompass a wide range of mediums, including drawing, sculpture, animation, performance art and film, and suggest video’s ability to bridge all art forms. Eler and Honig will also discuss video art’s conceptual nature, the influx of video art at art fairs, the convenience and portability of curating video, and challenges faced by video art collectors. All works from the show will screen the day before this lecture.
Alicia Eler (OC ’06) is an art critic and curator. Her published criticism appears on Artforum.com, and in Time Out Chicago magazine, Chicago Sun-Times, Flavorpill, Newcity Newspaper, and the Chicago Artists Newspaper, among others. She recently co-curated an international video art exhibition entitled “Video as Video: Rewind to Form” at the Swimming Pool Project Space in Chicago. In May 2009, Alicia is one of 10 critics featured in “Response: Art and the Art of Criticism” at University of Illinois at Chicago’s I-Space Gallery, an exhibition in which critics select an artist, respond to their work and, in the process, interrogate their own creative critical process. Her essay focuses on work by Chicago-based international artist Carrie Schneider. Alicia will also speak on an accompanying panel at Art Chicago about the role of art criticism in postmodern visual culture. (http://www.aliciaeler.com/)
Peregrine Honig was born in San Francisco, California, in 1976, and studied at the Kansas City Art Institute. Honig has had solo exhibitions at Dwight Hackett Projects in Santa Fe, Geschiedle Gallery in Chicago, and Byron Cohen Gallery in Kansas City. Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including The Dianne and Sandy Besser Collection (San Francisco de Young Museum of Art); The Random and the Ordered: New Prints (International Print Center, New York); Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for A New Generation (Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh); and The Perception of Appearance: A Decade of Contemporary American Figure Drawing (Frye Art Museum, Seattle). Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Albright Knox, Buffalo, NY; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; the Milwaukee Art Museum; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut. (http://www.peregrinehonig.com/)