Nancy Holt, Joan Jonas, Anthony Ramos, and Paul Ryan with Lori Zippay
This panel will bring together artists featured in the exhibition to initiate a dialogue on the generative artistic and political landscape that influenced the video art scene of the early 1970s.
Circa 1971: Early Video & Film from the EAI Archive was organized by guest curator and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) executive director Lori Zippay in collaboration with Dia's curatorial department and is made possible in part by Pamela and Richard Kramlich.
Saturday, September 22, 2012, 2 pm
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, NY 12508
A reception for the artists will immediately follow the panel.
Free with admission. Reservations for this event guarantee admission. Seating is first come, first seated, and doors open at 1:45 pm.
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Nancy Holt was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1938. Holt is best known for her large-scale environmental sculptural works, including the Great Basin Desert, Utah (1976); Bellingham, Washington (1977–8); Arlington, Virginia (1984); New York City (1987); and Nokia, Finland (1998). Her works have been exhibited at numerous venues, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1991); MoMA PS1, New York (2009); Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, (2011); and the Brooklyn Museum, New York (2012); as well as a major retrospective at Columbia University’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery. She lives and works in Galisteo, New Mexico.
Joan Jonas was born in New York City in 1936. After receiving an MFA from Columbia University, Jonas went on to become a preeminent figure in the video and performance art movements of the 1960s and ‘70s. Jonas has performed at venues worldwide, including the Kitchen, New York (1974, 1977, 2004); Documenta, Kassel (1982, 2002); and the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1987). She had a retrospective at the Queens Museum of Art (2004) and presented a site-specific video installation at Dia:Beacon (2005). Jonas has been a professor emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1998 and lives and works in New York.
Anthony Ramos was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1944. A painter, performance and media artist, Anthony Ramos was among the pioneering video artists who used the medium as a tool to critique mass media and give voice to marginalized individuals and communities in the 1970s. His early performance-based works combine conceptual art and political engagement. His video works have been shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Light Industry, New York; and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; among other venues. Ramos is the recipient of a Rhode Island Council for the Humanities grant, a Rockefeller Foundation grant, and is an Aspen Fellow at the Aspen Institute in Colorado.
Paul Ryan was born in 1943 in New York and attended Fordham University, where he worked as a research assistant to media scholar Marshall McLuhan. As a founding member of the media collective Raindance, Ryan was both a practitioner and theroetician of the early video movement in the 1970s. Ryan’s work has been exhibited at venues internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1985); the Venice Biennale (2002); and, most recently, Documenta XIII, Kassel (2012). Currently an associate professor of media studies at the New School, Ryan lives and works in New York.