Happening 2013: LACE Benefit Art Auction is almost here!
04 October 2011 7 - 9 PM
Presented by LACE, the Goethe-Institut and the Long Beach Museum of Art
LACE, the Goethe Institut and the Long Beach Museum of Art reunite to present a program of Marcel Odenbach’s classic and new video works, followed by a brief artist talk. Odenbach is also included in Exchange and Evolution: Worldwide Video Long Beach 1974-1999, curated by Kathy Rae Huffman and Nancy Buchanan at the Long Beach Museum of Art, on view 7 October 2011 - 12 February 2012.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Marcel Odenbach is one of Germany’s most important media artists, working in performance, installation, video and mixed media since the early 1970s. He presented his video at LACE in October 1983, in association with VIDEOLACE and LBMA Video; the Long Beach Museum of Art and the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles. Born in Cologne, Germany (1953), Odenbach exhibits widely and internationally. He is professor of film and video at the kunstakademie-duesseldorf.
In his video art work, Odenbach is concerned with seeing and being seen. He positions himself, and thus the spectator, in the role of observer, witness, or voyeur, then he undertakes a highly charged inquiry into subjectivity within the context of personal and cultural memory, individual and collective history, past and present. Probing the construction of the self in relation to the psychological and the cultural, from male identity and sexuality to the trauma of German history, Odenbach creates a symbolic theater of memory that includes autobiographical references and appropriated cinematic, archival and mass media images.
This program was made possible by the generous support of The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Exchange and Evolution: Worldwide Video Long Beach, 1974-1999’, October 7, 2011 – February 12, 2012, as the Long Beach Museum of Art’s contribution to Pacific Standard Time. More at www.lbma.org
$10 general admission/$5 students/FREE for LACE members