Based on a True Story
September 14 – October 23, 2004

Main Space

Opening Reception 
Tuesday, September 14, 6 - 8pm

Artists: Romeo Doron Alaeff, Fernando Bryce, Zoe Crosher & Leslie Grant, Carla Herrera-Prats, Vlatka Horvat, Erik Schmidt, Lisa Tan, Hito Steyerl 

Employing diverse documentary and narrative practices, the artists in Based on a True Story address representations of identity through the focus of individual experience. Ranging formally from strict documentary to fiction, and thematically from introspective testimonials to historical accounts, all works in the exhibition explore the narrative procedures at play in relaying first-hand knowledge. Identity is not conceived as a construct of outside forces or predetermined paths, but rather manifests itself only momentarily, through the personal experiences that form the basis of each work.

Erik Schmidt
L-R Self Service, Ego Park, and French Air,
2004, Oil on canvas.
Installation view from
Based on a True Story, Artists Space, 2004.

Installation view from
Based on a True Story, Artists Space, 2004.