Ximena Cuevas at Conversations at the Edge!


UPDATE: Due to travel disruptions in Mexico caused by Hurricane Ingrid and Hurricane Manuel, Ximena Cuevas is not able to join us tonight at Conversations at the Edge. A special surprise piece has been added to the program.Conversations at the Edge (CATE) is a weekly series of screenings, artist talks, and performances by compelling media artists, organized by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Film, Video, New Media and Animation in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center and Video Data Bank.
Pioneering Mexican video artist Ximena Cuevas creates smart, playful works that mix performance, autobiography, and mass-media excesses to explore national identity, celebrity star worship, and life’s everyday melodramas. She returns to CATE after more than a decade to celebrate the Video Data Bank’s recent release of her retrospective box set Half-Lies: The Videoworks of Ximena Cuevas. Cuevas will screen a selection of recent videos, including the 2010 experimental biography, Marina Abramović, From Tuesday to Friday, in which she follows Abramović as the artist prepares for her first exhibition in Mexico, intimately revealing Abramović’s daily rituals and thoughts on her career. Multiple formats.SCREENING DETAILS: Thursday, September 19th, 2013, 6:00 PM, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL

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