Kathy Rae Huffman

Kathy Rae Huffman archive @ Res. Jun 28 – Aug 6

27 June 2016

The archive of video art collector and curator, Kathy Rae Huffman will be coming to London’s Res. this summer, opening June 28 and running by appointment through to August 6.

Selected from the Goldsmiths University Kathy Rae Huffman Media Library and installed in the Reading Room at Res. will be books, videos, documentation of shows and her work at Long Beach Museum of Art set up by Huffman in the 70s, and collections of artists names that make up, for example, ‘Face Settings’ an all-female mailing list of media specialists.

The exhibition also incorporates several events, such as Legacies of Cyberfeminism III: Networks, Collaborations and Forms Labour where attendees will read from Huffman texts as well as others, a set by DJ Spacer Woman (Chooc Ly Tan) and later on in the summer an evening of screenings commissioned and curated by Huffman herself.

See the FB event for further details.**

Max Almy, Leaving the 21st Century (1982). Courtesy the artist.
Max Almy, Leaving the 21st Century (1982). Courtesy the artist.
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Aram Bartholl @ LACMA, Apr 26

25 April 2016

Net-conceptual artist Aram Bartholl and Kathy Rae Huffman will converse in an event called ‘Offline/Online Convergences’ at LA’s LACMA building on April 26.

Curator, writer, and long-term thinker on media art Huffman will discuss with Bartholl the convergence of the physical and the virtual with respect to urban space in his work, as well as considering how digital landmarks and customs translate to urban culture.

Bartholl is based in Berlin and his now infamous and instantly recognisable Dead Drops (2010 – ongoing) sees USB sticks embedded in brick walls in public. He often makes work to answer forms of display for digitally-produced works that maintain the nature of intimacy, privacy and yet anonymity of their experience and receivership outside (necessarily) of an art context. He recently presented group internet cafe show-cum-net art dedication, LA Speed Show featuring artists JODI, Ann Hirsch and Petra Cortright.

It’s interesting that the title of the event is worded in the order: Offline, Online, as opposed to the other way around which is perhaps the way we usually assume to argue for the non-total intervention of the internet.

See the LA County Museum of Art (LACMA) website for more details.**

Image for No One Ever Cried at a Website, A Speed Show (2013). Courtesy Aram Bartholl.
Image for ‘No One Ever Cried at a Website’ – a Speed Show (2013). Courtesy Aram Bartholl.

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