Friday, April 6, 2012, 1pm-6pm
Thursday, April 12, 2012 4-6pm
Both events in the Center for the Arts Screening Room, CFA 112, University at Buffalo North Campus
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The Visual Studies Department at University at Buffalo and the Leslie-Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City are co-organizing the first Buffalo presentation of Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch’s most recent series of movies entitled, ANY EVER. Trecartin, dubbed one of the most influential young artists in the world, will also speak at UB’s Center for the Arts April 12, 2012 in the Leslie Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art Speaker Series, along with his main collaborator Lizzie Fitch. The ANY EVER films were the subject of the duo’s major exhibition at MoMA’s PS 1 last summer.
Ryan Trecartin and Lizzie Fitch, acclaimed one of the most innovative collaborative teams working with video and installation today, seamlessly meld the overheated immediacy of our internet-linked world with dissident politics–including copious drag and a strong bias against unchecked capitalism. Trecartin’s wildly fantastical narratives and subversive characterizations launch a thoroughly unique perspective on everything not-yet tomorrow. His sophisticated digital manipulations, performances, and media located solely on the Internet merge into surreal visions, and he is widely credited as a past master of new media’s electronic techniques. The pair has been working exclusively since 2000 when they met in college at RISD, and have since been collaborating together with an uncanny ensemble of family and friends.
The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art Lecture Series is dedicated to queer art and artists. The series will showcase the most significant queer artists working today towards understanding the relationship between their sexuality and their art. There are 2-4 annual lectures.
Trecartin and Fitch were both born in 1981. Their work has been seen at MAMA, Rotterdam, Pays-Bas; MoMA PS1, New York, NY; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; New Galerie de France; Cour Carrée du Louvre, Paris-France.
For more information regarding Fitch/Trecartin, please visit New Galerie.