Jaki Irvine, Super 8

Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

6 April - 2 June 2013

Jaki Irvine
The Actress, 2003
dvd projection
3 minutes 40 seconds


Super 8 is an artist-curated video art exhibition organized by the Los Angeles-based Christopher Grimes Gallery. The exhibition first opened at the gallery in July 2011, then traveled to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA (January - June 2012) and Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (in two parts, March and August 2012). The Museum of Modern Art, Rio marks the final institution for this exhibition.

Eight artists from eight different cities across the globe were invited to present their own videos and, in addition, invite four other artists from their respective cities to present works as well. A total of 40 artists from Berlin, Dublin, Lisbon, London, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, and Tokyo are represented in the project.

A unique feature of Super 8 is that this collection of diverse work in one-, two- and three-channel formats, selected through a peer-to-peer curatorial process, accumulates into a serial format exhibition with a global scope. The diverse selection of videos include Brazilian artist Thiago Rocha Pitta's "Homage to JMW Turner," a performative video honoring British Romantic painter Joseph Mallord William Turner; Los Angeles-based artist Euan Macdonald's "The Healer," which questions the illusion of the recorded image; and Dublin-based artist Jaki Irvine's "The Actress," which addresses issues of the human condition. The artists/curators are Marco Brambilla, Takehito Koganezawa, Reynold Reynolds, Julião Sarmento, Tunga, Richard T. Walker, Walker and Walker, and Wood & Harrison. Additional invited artists include John Baldessari, Nate Boyce, Yuki Okamura, and João Onofre.
Week 1: April 6 - 14
Lisbon, curated by Julião Sarmento
Week 2: April 16 - 21
San Francisco, curated by Richard T. Walker
Week 3: April 23 - 28
Tokyo, curated by Takehito Koganezawa
Week 4: April 30 - May 5
Rio de Janeiro, curated by Tunga
Week 5: May 8 - 12
London, curated by Wood & Harrison
Week 6: May 14 - 19
Los Angeles, curated by Marco Brambilla
Week 7: May 21 - 26
Berlin, curated by Reynold Reynolds
Week 8: May 28 - June 2
Dublin, curated by Walker & Walker

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