VideoStudio Playback
Mar 31, 2011 - Jun 26, 2011
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  • Howardena Pindell
    Free, White and 21 (still), 1980
    Museum purchase  06.7.1

  • Maren Hassinger
    Beige (still), 1992
    Courtesy the artist

  • Houston Conwill
    Cake Walk (still), 1983
    Courtesy Ulysses Jenkins

  • Fred Holland
    Cowboy (Carlos Abraham Foster) (still), 1984
    Courtesy the artist

  • Ulysses Jenkins
    Z-GRASS (still), 1983–84
    Courtesy the artist

  • Ishmael Houston-Jones and Fred Holland
    Untitled Duet (Oogala) (still), 1983
    Courtesy Fred Holland

  • Senga Nengudi
    Dance Card (still), 1986
    Courtesy the artist

VideoStudio: Playback is the first exhibition in a series of programs dedicated to work made in the late twentieth century that reflect the influence of dance and avant-garde theater as well as contemporaneous social concerns on early uses of video by artists. Emphasizing improvisation, collaboration and innovative uses of technology, the artists in the exhibition include Houston Conwill (b. 1947), Maren Hassinger (b. 1947), Fred Holland (b. 1951), Ishmael Houston-Jones (b. 1951), Ulysses Jenkins (b. 1946), Senga Nengudi (b. 1943) and Howardena Pindell (b. 1943). Organized by Exhibition Coordinator and Program Associate Thomas J. Lax, Playback is the fourth installment of VideoStudio, an ongoing series of video and film installations inaugurated in fall 2008.

Read the exhibition brochure here.

Preview Fred Holland's  Cowboy (Carlos Abraham Foster), 1984

  • Maren Hassinger

  • Album: The Studio Museum in Harlem
  • Track: Maren Hassinger on making videos 2:04

    Above, listen to artist Maren Hassinger discuss her video works in VideoStudio: Playback.

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