UArts Alums' Multimedia Event Is a Collaboration Between Two Noted Artists

'1967' by Nadia Hironaka BFA '97 (Film) and Matthew Suib '95 (Photography) at Locks Gallery of Philadelphia

January 23, 2012

The multi-channel video installation "1967" by Nadia Hironaka BFA '97 (Film) and Matthew Suib '95 (Photography) headlines the Locks Gallery of Philadelphia's First Friday exhibition for February.

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The two noted artists and Pew Fellows have been artistic collaborators since 2008. They previously presented their video installation "Whiteout" in 2010 at the Locks Gallery and their installation "After Provisional Monument for the New Revolution," a panoramic moving image, was recently on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.

"1967" is a multimedia event that revisits the spectacle and phantasmagoria of the 1967 International and Universal Exposition — more commonly known as Expo 67. Equal parts cinema, performance, text and teleconference, "1967" is a meditation on the role of the artist and the revolutionary relative to historical developments in global politics and media.

The exhibit runs through February 25.

Hironaka's films and video installations have been exhibited internationally in PULSAR (Venezuela); Rencontres Internationals (Paris/Berlin); the Den Haag Film and Video Festival (The Netherlands); the Center for Contemporary Arts (Kitakyushu, Japan); the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; and the Donnell Library (NYC). Hironaka's second solo museum exhibition "The Late Show" was recently presented at Arizona State University Art Museum. She received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2006.

Suib has exhibited installations, video/sound works and photographs internationally at venues including the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Kunstwerke Berlin; Mercer Union (Toronto); the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.); P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center (NYC); the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia); and the 2007 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. His 2006 project "Purified By Fire" has been commissioned for exhibition in Miami, Chicago, Toronto and Paris. In 2011, Suib was awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts.

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