Curated by Ali Subotnick | Hammer Museum
EXPO VIDEO features a dynamic, curated screening program for film, video and new media works by artists represented by 2017 exhibitors. Curated by Adjunct Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles Ali Subotnick, the program will be presented within large-format screening rooms, as well as several viewing stations designed by Studio Gang Architects on the main floor of the exposition.
During Subotnick’s ten years at the Hammer, she organized the mid-career survey, UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991–2015 and the retrospective exhibition LLYN FOULKES. Other exhibitions and projects include: The Afghan Carpet Project (2015), JG a film by Tacita Dean (2014), Mark Leckey: On Pleasure Bent (2013), Made in L.A. 2012 (co-curated with Anne Ellegood and the LA><ART team), Nine Lives: Visionary Artists from L.A. (2009), Richard Hawkins: Third Mind (2011) (curated by Lisa Dorin for The Art Institute of Chicago) and The Bible Illuminated: R. Crumb’s Book of Genesis (2010). For one weekend in July 2012, she organized the first and only Venice Beach Biennial, a weekend exhibition/event on the Venice Beach Boardwalk, which was a collateral event to Made in L.A. 2012. In 2006, along with artist Maurizio Cattelan and curator Massimiliano Gioni (together they created The Wrong Gallery & Charley magazine), she co-curated Of Mice and Men, the 4th Berlin Biennial for contemporary art. She has written about art and culture for Frieze, Parkett, ARTnews and ArtReview among other publications.
Subotnick follows past EXPO VIDEO curators Daria de Beauvais (2016) | Curator at Palais de Tokyo; Alfredo Cramerotti (2015) | independent curator and Director of MOSTYN (Wales, United Kingdom); Astria Suparak, (2014) | artist and independent curator; and Dean Otto (2013) | Program Manager of the Film/Video Department at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center.