Anthea Behm
Objective Confess
September 23 - November 5, 2011
Chicago

Golden Gallery is pleased to present the opening of its fourth season of programming in Chicago with a solo exhibition by Australian artist Anthea Behm.  This exhibition features a 2010 - 2011 video work based around two scripts:  one adapted from Aesthetic Theory (1970), Frankfurt School Philosopher Theodor Adorno's epic, posthumously published thesis on aesthetics, and the other from John Hughes' legendary movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), which follows the activities of three truants, led by Bueller, spending the day in downtown Chicago.

Filmed on location in the public and gallery spaces of the Art Institute of Chicago, the looped video stages a dynamic encounter between both texts via a series of performances that presents and merges the two scripts in perpetual motion. Through this encounter, the video both rehearses and problematizes the categories of  ‘high’ and ‘popular’ culture as they are conventionally defined, and demonstrates the contradictions inherent within each text.

Checklist (pdf)
Press release (pdf)

Behm CV (pdf)

Michael Weinstein, NewCity, 2011.
Alaina Claire Feldman, Kaleidoscope, 2011.

 

 

 


 

 

Still from 'Adorno/Bueller'

Still from 'Adorno/Bueller,' 2010-11, Single channel HD video loop, 13 minutes, 33 seconds, Edition of 5.

Still from 'Adorno/Bueller'

Still from 'Adorno/Bueller,' 2010-11, Single channel HD video loop, 13 minutes, 33 seconds, Edition of 5.

Still from 'Adorno/Bueller'

Still from 'Adorno/Bueller,' 2010-11, Single channel HD video loop, 13 minutes, 33 seconds, Edition of 5.

Still from 'Adorno/Bueller'

Still from 'Adorno/Bueller,' 2010-11, Single channel HD video loop, 13 minutes, 33 seconds, Edition of 5.

Installation view.

Installation view.

A/B Abstract

A/B Abstract, 2010, Diagram on paper, artist tape, 8.5 x 11 inches, Unique.

Installation view.

Installation view.

A/B Extract, Ed Ruscha, City...

A/B Extract; Ed Ruscha, City, 1968, Custom Blur: Surface Blur radius 100 + threshold 2, Surface Blur radius 10 + threshold 203, Surface Blur radius 20 + threshold 85, Guassian blur radius 16.5, 2011, Lambda print, 55 x 48 inches, Edition of 3.

A/B Extract, Richard Hamilton, Towards a Definitive Statement...

A/B Extract; Richard Hamilton, Towards a Definitive Statement on the Coming Trends in Men’s Wear and Accessories (c) Adonis in Y-Fronts, 1962, Custom Blur: Surface Blur radius 77 + threshold 56, Surface Blur radius 42 + threshold 80, Surface Blur radius 58 + threshold 65, Guassian blur radius 1.5, 2011, Lambda print, 24 x 32 inches, Edition of 3.

Installation view.

Installation view.

A/B Abstract

A/B Abstract, 2010, Diagram on paper, artist tape, 7 x 9.5 inches, Unique.

Installation view.

Installation view.

Bueller_screen

Installation view.

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