We Don't Want Your MTV

VDB exhibition at SAIC Sullivan Galleries, Chicago
We Don't Want Your MTV
Video Data Bank is pleased to partner with SAIC's Sullivan Galleries to present the exhibition We Don't Want Your MTV, on view February 10th-15th, 2020, to coincide with the College Art Association (CAA) annual conference taking place in Chicago. We Don’t Want Your MTV combines video installation and a specially curated screening program to consider the influence of television on a generation of artists who came of age during the legendary TV station’s reign. Featured artists include: Max AlmyAnimal CharmGlenn BelverioSadie BenningJoan BradermanXimena CuevasK8 Hardy & Wynne GreenwoodJenny HolzerMiranda JulyAnne McGuireJesse McLeanSterling RubyMartine Syms, and Vincent Carelli & Video in the Villages.

We Don't Want Your MTV
February 10th-15th, 2020, SAIC Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State Street, 7th floor, Chicago
Free and open to the public Monday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Screening program scheduled to play on the hour during gallery hours

If you are in Chicago for the CAA conference, be sure to stop by! Contact info@vdb.org with any questions.
Artist Talk by Glenn Belverio
In conjunction with We Don't Want Your MTV, VDB is excited to welcome artist Glenn Belverio to Chicago to present an artist talk about his video output, newly available at VDB. Belverio began producing and co-hosting the popular Manhattan Cable series The Brenda and Glennda Show in 1990, a talk show that took the art of drag out of the nightclubs and into the streets, mixing politics with vox pop and humor. In 1993 the series became Glennda and Friends, a post-queer talk show featuring provocative co-stars such as gay pornographer Bruce LaBruce and guerrilla scholar Camille Paglia.

Artist Talk: Glenn Belverio
Friday, February 14th, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
SAIC Sullivan Galleries


Two of Glenn Belverio's videos are currently streaming on VDB TV. Watch Two Spirits Speak Out (1992) and Bad Grrrls (1993), available online now through mid-March. 

Read More: VDB Asks... Glenn Belverio, an interview with the artist illuminating his life and work.

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