Artists Space

Remapping Boundaries:
Video Art and Popular Culture

March 14 – May 4, 1991

A video program and evening screening exploring the relationship between video art and popular culture - organized by Liz Kotz, San Francisco based critic and curator.

Two people with hats, sunglasses, and long straight hair. One looks into the camera, the other diagonally past.
Cecilia Dougherty. Still from Grapefruit, 1989. Video. [Two people with hats, sunglasses, and long straight hair. One looks into the camera, the other diagonally past.]

Opening Reception: March 14, 6 - 8pm

The video program screens continuously during gallery hours, call for schedule information.
Swamp by Abigail Child (35 minutes, 1991)
Grapefruit by Cecilia Dougherty (39 minutes, 1989)
The Complete Anne Frank by Dale Hoyt (33 minutes, 1986)
Stephen by Robert and Donald Kinney (28 minutes, 1991)
What Do Pop Art, Pop Music, Pornography and Politics Have to Do With Real Life? by Azian Nurudin (20 minutes, 1990)
Hot Rox by Leslie Singer (40 minutes, 1989)

Remapping Boundaries is a selection of recent video art works exploring pop cultural references and materials. The familiar critical "reading" or parodying of the products of popular culture by artists and critics is usually from a safe, critical distance. Remapping Boundaries investigates other kinds of relationships to these twisted representations and popular fantasies, and shows how subcultural artists engage and rework the forms and formats of soap opera, rock music, melodrama and pop nostalgia.

The positions taken by the video artists in Remapping Boundaries are critical, yet participatory. The six tapes in this program question conventional hierarchies between "art" and "popular" discourses and work to destabilize the boundaries between them.

Artists Space programs are made possible by: the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, New York State Council on the Arts, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; AT&T Foundation, Inc., The David Bermant Foundation: Color, Light, Motion, The Bohen Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Inc., Horace w. Goldsmith Foundation, The Greenwall Foundation, Jerome Foundation, The J.M. Kaplan Fund, The Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundation, Inc., The Joe and Emily Lowe Foundation, Inc., The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, The Menemsha Fund, Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Betty Parsons Foundation, The Reed Foundation, Inc., The Rockefeller Foundation, The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.; American Express Company, The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A., Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., Equitable Real Estate Group, Inc., General Atlantic Corporation, R.H. Macy and Company, Inc., Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York, Philip Morris Companies Inc., and U.S. Trust Company of New York; as well as Artwatch, Galleries in Support of Artists Space, Members and numerous Friends.
Artists Space is a member of the National Association of Artists Organizations (NAAO) and the National Alliance of Media Arts Centers (NAMAC).