PopRally is a program of events at The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 that features collaborations with artists and musical acts, performances, film screenings, receptions, and special viewings of exhibitions at moderate prices.
|AN ARTIST TALK WITH MIKA ROTTENBERG
tuesday, july 1, 2008
theater 3, The celeste bartos theater
PopRally is pleased to present a special evening with video artist Mika Rottenberg, whose work explores the relationship between women's bodies and systems of production. Rottenberg is best known for her videos featuring working women, cast for their distinguishing physical characteristics, performing a kind of modern-day alchemy; tears are farmed as the secret ingredient for bread, and acrylic fingernails are made into maraschino cherries through elaborate zigzag assembly-line processes. With her use of humor and seductively disorienting spaces, Rottenberg opens up a funhouse mirror dimension for us to peer into–one that is at once zany and eerily true to life.
Following the artist's presentation, Jenny Schlenzka, Assistant Curator at KW, Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin and curatorial liaison through KW at The Museum of Modern Art, moderates a discussion about the artist’s work. Afterward there will be a cocktail reception featuring DJ Well Revered.
PopRally would like to thank Grolsch and Fred for their sponsorship.