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Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Alex Bag
Start Date: 11/6/2012Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Date: 11/6/2012End Time: 8:00 PM
Event Description:
In Alex Bag's ironic performance videos, the artist adopts a series of personae to create droll conceptual parodies. With her signature deadpan delivery and deliberately low-tech style, Bag mixes the vernacular of pop culture with irreverently humorous monologues. Performing in multiple guises amidst fragments of pop detritus, Bag skewers the tropes of consumer and media culture. Questioning how we define ourselves in relation to television, fashion, advertising and the art world, she creates mediated parodies that teeter between celebration and critique. She received her BFA from Cooper Union.

Her first solo New York museum presentation opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in January 2009. Bag became known for her video performances, in which she humorously critiqued TV culture and the clichés of the contemporary art world. An extraordinarily flexible actress, Bag often appeared herself, taking on a multitude of roles. In the video that gained her initial recognition, "Untitled Fall 95" (1995), she played an art student who, as though in a video diary, depicted her desires and hopes as an artist and in her everyday schooling. In other videos she has frequently investigated the advertising structures of network TV (as in "Coven Services," 2004), or the most diverse TV genres and formats ("Fancy Pantz," 1997, "Gladia Daters," 2005).
Location Information:
Main Campus - Visual Arts Complex  (View Map)
1085 18TH STREET
Boulder, CO
Room: 1B20
Contact Information:
Name: Valerie Albicker
Phone: 303-492-2539
Email: albicker@colorado.edu
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