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BAG Artist Talk Series Presents: Marisa Olson

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BAG Artist Talk Series Presents: Marisa Olson

168 7th Street
3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215-3147
January 19th, 2012 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Artist talk
WEBSITE:  
http://www.trestlegallery.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
brooklyn
EMAIL:  
press@brooklynartspace.org
PHONE:  
718.858.9069
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed - Fri, 1:30PM - 6:30PM and Sat, 3:30PM - 6:30PM
TAGS:  
mixed-media, digital, installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, pop, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Marisa Olson's work combines performance, video, drawing & installation to address the cultural history of technology, the politics of participation in pop culture & the aesthetics of failure, all of which she will be addressing in her lecture.

Her “Time Capsules” series of sculptures, often exhibited in site-specific assemblages resembling landfills or garbage piles, are endangered units of time otherwise destined for burial, but instead rescued, taken out of circulation, and painted gold (Fort Knox-style) in reclamation of their value. The Time Capsules series has led to a broader body of work revolving around the pollution produced in the wake of upgrade culture.

 

“Assisted Living,” video and performance is a futuristic parody of Martha Stewart's TV show focused on coping with the health & environmental challenges of living a life prolonged and polluted by technology. As hostess, she devised craft projects and recipes for these 150-year-olds, taping the show on-site before a "live studio audience." The show was incubated at Wooloo's New Life Berlin Festival.

 

Olson’s extensive exhibition list includes the following: the Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Pompidou-Paris, New Museum of Contemporary Art, 52nd International Biennale di Venezia, National Museum of Contemporary Art (Athens, Greece), Edith Russ-Haus fur Medienkunst, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst/ Montevideo, the British Film Institute, the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, the Sundance Film Festival, and elsewhere.