Artist-in-Residence: Beryl Korot

Sept. 27 - Dec. 4

The Studio Art Exhibition Program is pleased to present video and work on paper by fall Artist-in-Residence Beryl Korot.

Beryl Korot is a pioneer of video art since the early 1970’s and of multiple channel work in particular. Her works have been seen internationally in major festivals and performance venues. Most recently a retrospective of her work was exhibited for 6 months at The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art: Beryl Korot: Text/Weave/Line - Video, 1977-2010.

Early on she was co-editor of Radical Software (1970), the first publication to discuss the possibilities of the new video medium, as well as Video Art (1976) with Ira Schneider. Her first multiple channel works (Dachau 1974 and Text and Commentary) were seen, by 1980, at such diverse venues as The Kitchen (1975), Leo Castelli Gallery (1977), Dokumenta 6 (1977), The Everson Museum (1975 and 1979), and The Whitney Museum (1980) among other places and continue to be exhibited. Dachau 1974 is in the Kramlich Collection and part of the New Art Trust. Her painted text based handwoven canvases in an original language were exhibited in 1986 at the John Weber Gallery and in 1990 at the Carnegie Museum (Points of Departure). Two video/music collaborations with Steve Reich (The Cave 1993 and Three Tales in 2002) brought video installation art into a theatrical context. Both works continue to be performed and have been installed, apart from live performances, at such venues as The Whitney Museum, The Carnegie Museum, the Reina Sofia in Madrid,, the Dusseldorf Kunstverein, the ICC Gallery in Tokyo, and ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and has received numerous grants for her work from CAPS, the NEA, NYSCA, and most recently from Anonymous Was a Woman (2008).

Korot will give a talk on her work on Tuesday, September 27 at 4:30 pm in Loew Auditorium in the Hood Museum of Art. A reception will follow in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery in the Hopkins Center. The public is invited. For more information please call (603) 646-3651.

Jaffe-Friede Gallery

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