Media Arts Watch

Charles Atlas: Here she is…v1

Through September 17, 2017
This single-channel video installation features Lady Bunny, an iconic drag performer. She speaks on politics and current events, dances and lip-syncs. She is a vivid presence, especially considering the wall-size scale of the video.

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Meet the Artist: Charles Atlas in conversation with Douglas Crimp | Thursday, September 14 | 7 pm
to celebrate the MAG’s presentation of Charles Atlas’ Here she is…v1 (2015), the pioneering film and video artist will join Douglas Crimp, the Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History at the University of Rochester, in a lively and wide-ranging conversation about his career and artistic partnerships across disciplines.
Free with museum admission.

Listen in on WXXI CONNECTIONS 1370 at noon on 9/14 for a conversation with Charles Atlas, Johnathan Binstock, Douglas Crimp & John Hanhardt with Evan Dawson.

Also, offered in conjunction with Here she is…v1 MAG offered Pride Family Day on July 16, noon to 5 pm.

shown: Here she is…v1 (detail) 2015.
© Charles Atlas; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

Previously at Media Arts Watch

What is Media Art?

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Media art includes artworks that explore the technologies and aesthetics of film as well as the emerging tools and practices in the realms of video, computers, virtual reality, the internet, software, and mobile devices.

John G. Hanhardt

John G. Hanhardt
John G. Hanhardt is MAG’s consulting senior curator of media arts. Hanhardt began his museum career in the department of film and video at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and from there went to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis to establish its film program and film study collection. From 1974 to 1996, he was curator and head of the film and video department at the Whitney Museum of American Art. He was the senior curator of film and media arts at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum from 1996 to 2006. He joined the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s staff in 2006, and was a consulting senior curator of film and media arts there until 2016.

As a native of Rochester and University of Rochester alum, Hanhardt was inspired by photography, film, and media arts during frequent visits to the George Eastman Museum and by the programming of the Visual Studies Workshop.


A conversation with Isaac Julien, fine artist and filmmaker who came from London to Rochester, NY for a visit with curator Jonathan Binstock and John Hanhardt. #MediaArtsWatch