August 04, 2016, 11:00 AM —
August 07, 2016, 4:00 PM
A Witness and A Weapon
Seattle Art Fair, the Henry will present a program of videos by artists and
activists who specifically created them for distribution
on Public Access Television, or by using television as a medium. The
presentation is a companion to the installation Middle Grays, Color Bars, and the comma in between which
will be on view at the Fair. The program is curated by Lauren
Mackler, founder of Public Fiction, and its title—A Witness and A Weapon—quotes media historian
Deirdre Boyle. Artists include Laurie Anderson, Meriem Bennani, Jaime
Davidovich, Rami George, Mark Leckey, Paper Tiger Television, Sondra Perry, The Raindance Corporation, Cally
Spooner, TVTV, and Videofreex.
Lauren Mackler is a French/American curator and graphic designer
based in Los Angeles. Public Fiction is a forum to stage exhibitions and
performances by contemporary artists founded in 2010. Mackler has organized
exhibitions at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and The Hammer
Museum, Los Angeles, among other national and international venues. She is
currently a fellow at the American Academy in Rome.
The program is
a co-presentation between the Seattle Art Fair and Henry Art Gallery.
Free with museum admission
Seattle Art Fair
This event is public.
Henry Art Gallery is accessible to all visitors. Please notify the staff of any special needs or concerns when planning to attend this event.