Stanya Kahn: Sign-up

Studio Visits for Wednesday, November 17th








Stanya Kahn

Sign-ups will be posted on Monday November 15th at 11:00am.
Studio Visits for Wednesday November 17th:

2:00 - 2:30
2:35 - 3:05

3:10 - 3:40


4:10 - 4:40

4:45 - 5:15

Lecture is at 7pm at Warner.

Stanya Kahn As a videomaker, performer and writer, Kahn combines storytelling with visceral performances, blurring the lines between the fictional and the real to show how language is forged out of trauma. Her new body of work aims beyond the notion that humor alleviates bad feelings in bad times, proposing that bad times can reconfigure our language and the way we make meaning, thus giving rise to new forms of articulation. Paralleling the ways in which jokes compress and expand meaning, Kahn organizes her narratives along the lines of a psycho-emotional unpacking. Less concerned about linear time or plot arcs, she makes full use of the moving pictures' spectacle of sound, image, movement, and performance to keep us "being-in-the-world". Stanya Kahn and her work in collaboration with Harry Dodge, was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial and has been featured recently in "Virtuoso Illusions" at MIT, Cambridge, MA, curated by Michael Rush; in "Slightly Unbalanced" at the Harnnett Museum, Richmond, Virginia; in "Reflections on the Electric Mirror: New Feminist Video" at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art; in "Code Share: 5 continents, 10 biennales, 20 artists", CAC Vilnius, Lithuania; in the "Videonale 12", Kunsthalle Bonn, Bonn; in "Unusual Behavior," Santa Barbara Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, in "California Video," Getty Museum, Los Angeles; in "Laughing in a Foreign Language," The Hayward, London; in "Between Two Deaths", ZKM/Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany; in "Eden's Edge", Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; in "Shared Women", Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA; in "Defamation of Character", PS 1, Contemporary Art Center; at Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY and in "Marking Time", at the Getty Museum and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, among others. Her most recent body of work, "Its Cool, I'm Good" was featured at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA.