Nabi El Mohamed by Group Doueh
As part of The Exhibition Formerly Known as Passengers programme, Mexican artist Mario Garcia Torres will be exhibiting in the upper gallery of CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts.
On view will be a selection of earlier works including What Happened in Halifax Stays in Halifax (in 36 Slides) (2004-2006), a slideshow which documents the event of a reunion of ex- students of Halifax’s NSCAD University, who in 1969 created a work based on the concept of a shared idea that had to remain secret.
Garcia Torres will be in conversation with Jens Hoffman in the gallery at the opening reception at 7p.m.
Mario Garcia Torres: The Exhibition Formerly Known as Passengers
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
TILL 1 August 2009
Artist William E. Jones has made films about a pornstar (Finished), the Southern Californian Latino fans of Morrissey (Is It Really So Strange?) and the unlikely documentary and/or narrative moments within sex films (v. o.), among other hypnotic and subtle works. Through vivid photography, film and video, as well as considered and considerable prose (see his website: www.williamejones.com), Jones brings to attention modes of being and behaving almost on the brink of obsolescence. No small part of his study is the labor involved in the production of the erotic (i. e., what it means to be “working,” or, as a favorite working boy’s t-shirt put it, “Porn Stars Work Hard”). He carries on a tradition of experimental filmmaking in no small part about and within the noir heart of that intersection of bodies, industry, failure, and desire called Hollywoodland.
(from This Necrophilic Strategy Entails Some Risk, Bidoun, Winter 2008)
Ghost Punch by Mayyors
Clicks by Mayyors
(recommended by fdf)
April – August 2010
An exhibition on one of the key artists from the latter half of the 20th century, who greatly influenced 21st-century art. The museum owns various works by Mike Kelley (1954, Detroit). Kelley is one of the main exponents of American performance art. He also produces films, photos and drawing in which he addresses various conventions. Recurrent themes are religion, family relations and sexual morals. This exhibition will also be shown in the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London and other museums.