Fall 1999 Talks
Selected to represent the United States at the 1999 Venice Biennale, Ann Hamilton (b.1956, Lima, OH) is recognized internationally for her multidisciplinary artworks involving installation, video, sound, and photography. She is perhaps best known for her installations featuring massive amounts materials such as honey, horsehair, birds, books, shirts, bones, and soot.
A sensual mix of pop music video and super-saturated film, the work of Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist (b.1962, Grabs, Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland) presents enticing worlds full of lush imagery and sound. Overlaid images, which flow from one vision to the next, create an immersive effect of which Rist takes full advantage, welcoming viewers into her world of captivating stimuli.
Matthew Barney (b.1967, San Francisco, CA) has become well known for his mythological characters and elliptical narratives in the Cremaster film series, in addition to his installation and photographic work. In a seamless combination of compelling drama, intriguing players, rich scenery and mysterious story lines, Barney's films occupy a startling position between raw physicality and deep psychology.
Public Art Fund Talks are organized by the Public Art Fund in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.