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WE INTERRUPT YOUR PROGRAM
MARIA ANTELMAN, MAJA BAJEVIC, MARIA FRIBERG,
NINA KATCHADOURIAN, MARISA OLSON, JULIA
PAGE, SHANNON PLUMB, JEAN SHIN, RENETTA SITOY,
JULIANNE SWARTZ, STEPHANIE SYJUCO, CLAUDIA X.
VALDES, ANNE WALSH & GAIL WIGHT WITH RETORT
January 16 Through March 16, 2008
Opening Reception: January 23, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Mills College Art Museum
Continuing its commitment to the work of women artists and curators, The
Mills College Art Museum presents We Interrupt Your Program: a group exhibition
of video and new media works by fourteen emerging and mid-career female
The works in We Interrupt Your Program intervene in, reconfigure, augment,
and/or re-contextualize dominant narratives of war, power, science,
technology, and gender from what are arguably distinctively female and feminist
perspectives. Spanning a range of media and aesthetic strategies, the exhibition
includes computer-manipulated video, digital animation, video installation,
interactive sculpture, and photography.
All of the artists in We Interrupt . . . respond to contemporary mainstream
media—including network television, mass market feature films, instructional
science videos, and online communication platforms such as email and chat
rooms—interrogating them as restrictive vocabularies and structures that
routinely exclude the female voice and point of view. Their work, which often
formally refers to art historical precedents like minimalism or landscape painting,
as well as popular visual culture, is powerfully expressive, conceptually
complex, and relevant to our cultural moment.
January 23rd, 7:30pm
Curator Marcia Tanner in conversation with Jean Shin and Claudia X. Valdes
February 20th, 7:30pm
Mills College Visiting Artist Samara Halperin in conversation with Anne
Walsh and Gail Wight
March 12th, 7:30pm
Lecture by Marisa Olson
All programs are in Danforth Lecture Hall, Art
Viewers interested in this exhibition might also like to visit Small Things
End, Great Things Endure at New Langton Arts, which features works by Akosua
Adoma Owusu, Maja Bajevic, Andrea Bowers, Zoe Crosher, Eve Fowler, Wynne
Greenwood, Anna Maltz, Ali Naschke-Messing, Emily Roysdon, Jen Smith, Jonathan
Solo, and Matilde ter Heijne, on-view from January 17 through March 15, 2008.
Mills College Art Museum
5000 MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94613
For further information: 510.430.2164
For directions: 510.430.3250
Museum Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 11–4pm,
Wednesday 11–7:30pm, closed Mondays.
Admission is free.
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