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March 1, 2007
Matt McCormick exhibits in Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, March 1 - April 1, 2007

USA: American video art at the beginning of the 3rd Millenniu, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Gunnar B. Kvaran and Hans Ulrich Obrist, presents a new generation of American artists who, in various ways, are reinventing the language of video art at the same time as they are asking fundamental questions about American society. When doing research for this exhibition we witnessed a great explosion of creativity in different artistic fields in the main artistic capitals of the US, New York and Los Angeles, as well as in geographically more remote places that have become new centers in their own right, such as Portland and Miami. It is not easy to find a common language or a dominating artistic trend among emerging artists, but it quickly became clear that video in general has a very strong position as a medium and as a tool. It became obvious that the majority of American artists are in one way or another involved in the art of moving imagery and that many are using the video camera as a utensil (almost like a pen) for documentation as well as for expressing urgent messages or telling stories. The central position of the medium will probably lead to a transformation of video as a discipline and as a form of expression. The artists selected scrutinize everyday life, analyze the social and the political mechanisms of American society, and create moments of irony, defiance, and poetry, thus offering notes on life in America today.

Artists: Allora & Calzadilla, Julieta Aranda, Edgar Arceneaux, Jennifer Bornstein, Mike Bouchet, Xavier Cha, Paul Chan, Ben Coonley, Bernadette Coporation, Sean Dack, Trisha Donnelly, Piero Golia, Wynne Greenwood k8 Hardy, Christian Holstad, Shane Huffman, Jiae Hwang, Matthew Day Jackson, Miranda July, Laleh Khorramian, Klara Lidén, Kalup Linzy, Nate Lowman, Daria Martin, Matt McCormick, Rodney McMillian, Ohad Meromi, Kori Newkirk, Otolith Group, Seth Price, Adam Putnam, Mika Rottenberg, Sterling Ruby, Aïda Ruilova, Paul Sietsema, Catherine Sullivan, Mika Tajima, TM Sisters, Mario Garcia Torres, Kon Trubkovich, Jordan Wolfson, Mario Ybarra Jr., Aaron Young.

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April 2008|Artist News

MK Guth
MK Guth has been chosen as the 2008 recipient of the Bonnie Bronson Fellowship. Freshly
back from the
Whitney Biennial in New York, Guth will be honored as the seventeenth artist to
receive this prestigious Northwest artist award.

Guth's work will also be included in Everything vs Nothing at Franklin Parrasch Gallery, in New
York, opening April 11th, and The Way That We Rhyme: Women, Art & Politics opening
today at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.


Malia Jensen
Malia Jensen presents a selection of sculpture and works on paper at Richard Gray Gallery in
New York, on view through April 19.


Matt McCormick
TheNorthwest Film Center presents an evening with Matt McCormick, Wednesday, April 9, 8pm.
McCormick will present his latest short, THE PROBLEM OF MACHINES THAT
COMMUNICATE
(2008), along with a selection of short films and recent music videos.


Joe Thurston This weekend, Joe Thurston presents a selection of new relief paintings in
the Bridge Art Fair in New York. (Booth #14, Toomey Tourell Gallery)


Mark R. Smith
Mark R. Smith presents the interactive installation COMPASS with Maria T.D. Inocencio, as part of
Portland's Artist in Residence program in the South Waterfront neighborhood.
Visit southwaterfront[dot]com for more information, along with workshop and studio hours.







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