The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art hosts a conversation between Dara Birnbaum and Sarah Hill, both included in the institution's exhibition, "Men of Steel, Woman of Wonder." The evening will begin with a screening of Birnbaum’s work Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman, followed by a moderated discussion between Birnbaum (who will be joining via Skype) and Hill on gender, identity, and art.
Michael Jackson’s significance is widely acknowledged when it comes to music, music videos, dance, choreography and fashion, but his impact on contemporary art is an untold story. The National Portrait Gallery in London's exhibition, "Michael Jackson: On the Wall," seeks to fill that void. The exhibition includes Dara Birnbaum's "Michael Jackson: Four Video Stills from Unrealized Work" from 1983-1984.
Taking its title from Maya Angelou's poem "Still I Rise," the exhibition presents new and existing work in various media from a range of Irish and international artists.
"And still, like dust, I rise" includes Dara Birnbaum’s groundbreaking 1979 video Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman.
Appropriating imagery from the 1970s TV series Wonder Woman, Birnbaum isolates and repeats the moment of the "real" woman's symbolic transformation into super-hero.
Curator Vivienne Dick is an experimental filmmaker, currently based in Dublin. Recent screenings and exhibitions include 93% Stardust at IMMA.
Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974-1995 shines a spotlight on a historical moment and a body of work in the history of media art that has been largely overlooked since its inception.
Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today, examines the internet’s radical influence on how art – from painting to web-based work – is made, shared, and received.