current Exhibition

    Candice Breitz
    Stills from Love Story, 2016
    Featuring Julianne Moore and Alec Baldwin
    Top: Shabeena Francis Saveri, Sarah Ezzat Mardini, Mamy Maloba Langa / Bottom: José Maria João, Farah Abdi Mohamed, Luis Ernesto Nava Molero.
    7-Channel Installation
    Commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, Outset Germany + Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
    Courtesy: Goodman Gallery, Kaufmann Repetto + KOW

    Shirin Neshat Turbulent, 1998.
    Film Still
    Copyright Shirin Neshat
    Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels

    Diana Thater, Orange Room Wallflowers, 2001; Courtesy of the artist and 1301PE, Los Angeles

    Kota Ezawa, The Simpson Verdict (still), 2002; Courtesy of the artist and Haines Gallery, San Francisco

Now Playing: Video 1999–2019


Feb 16 – May 12, 2019

Description

To launch a yearlong 20th anniversary celebration, SMoCA premieres Now Playing: Video 1999-2019, an exhibition featuring video art sampled from the last 20 years. Works by 11 international artists temporarily transforms the Museum, a former movie theater, into a space dedicated to the moving image. The iconic survey marks the importance of video in contemporary art, and the social and political concerns that artists have addressed over the last two decades. Through various techniques, from animation and time-based performance, to largescale and immersive installations, the artists explore the complexity and beauty of contemporary art and life. Artists included in the exhibition: Mark Bradford, Candice Breitz, Petra Cortright, Song Dong, Kota Ezawa, Mads Lynnerup, Christian Marclay, Shirin Neshat, Aaron Rothman, Mika Rottenberg, and Diana Thater.