MICHELLE HANDELMAN: HUSTLERS & EMPIRES

When
Tue Nov 7
Where
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
Time
7pm - 9pm
Cost
Free
Tags
Arts, LGBT, Art Education

Description

Michelle Handelman: Hustlers & Empires | November 7
Graduate Lecture Series co-presentation with SFMOMA


Michelle Handelman’s phantasmagoric video installations create hypnotic and complex spaces of ever-shifting queer identities. Blurring the line between performance and reality, she re-contextualizing historical figures in cinema and literature by casting subcultural icons who play versions of themselves within a cinematic framework. Exploring philosophical questions of existence, she confronts the things we collectively fear and deny—sexuality, death, chaos. Handelman will introduce her project Hustlers & Empires, a SFMOMA co-commission and her project Irma Vep, The Last Breath (2013/15) starring Zackary Drucker and Flawless Sabrina.

Michelle Handelman is a Guggenheim Fellow who has exhibited at Broad Art Museum; MIT List Visual Arts Center; Participant, Inc, NYC; PERFORMA Biennial; The Henry Art Gallery; Guangzhou 53 Art Museum; and REDCAT. During the 1990s, Handelman was based in SF where she collaborated with Monte Cazazza, a pioneer of the Industrial music scene; directed the feature doc BloodSisters (1996), and performed in several films by Lynn Hershman-Leeson. Her work is in many collections including Kadist Art Foundation; di Rosa Foundation and Preserve; Zabludowicz Art Trust. She’s an Associate Professor in the Film, Media and Performing Arts department at Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC.

michellehandelman.com

Location

location
  1. San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
    800 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA