Liena Vayzman: "Claude Cahun's Photographic Self-Portraits: Staging the Self and the Aesthetics of Resistance." May 5, 2015
Breaking the Rules: Gender, Photography, and Performance from Claude Cahun to Today. Sat May 9, 2015. Panel discussion with Juliet Jacques, Ingo Andersson, Liena Vayzman, and Karen LeRoy Harris
Crystal-themed video art from the international cutting edge. Curated by Liena Vayzman. Cosponsored by ArtSpace New Haven and Yale University Digital Media Center for the Arts.
Inspired by the motion studies of 19th c. photographer Edward Muybridge, exhibition of photography and video installation by Liena Vayzman, Katja Majer (Amsterdam), Drone Dungeon (San Francisco collective), and Kim Miskowicz (Oakland).
I spoke in the session on "Artist Citizen: Catalysts, Collectives, and Utopias"
Dore Bowen and I presented a workshop, "From Archival Impulse to Professional Identity"
Opening & performance: Mon. Dec. 8, 2008, 7-10pm
This installation makes use of a security camera rigged to a video game controller, software, and a laptop. The camera/game controller (nicknamed "LoopyCam") captures, loops, and processes digital video images. Pointed outward at Valencia Street, the camera captures, loops, and processes imagery of passersby. Visually engaging patterns, overlays, color shifts, and layers of visual 'remixes' are generated by chance by the game controller and software
Co-curated by Victoria Heilweil, Jen Cohen, Kaliisa Conlon, Liena Vayzman, Glenna Allee, and Brendan Leonard.
Participating Artists: shiloh burton, Michael Clarke, Colby Claycomb, Gary Clemenceau, Jen Cohen, Ian Cone, Carmel Crane, Clint Imboden, Brendan Leonard, Magnanimous, Elyse Mallouk, Luis Maurette and Gregg Kowalsky, Valerie Mendoza, Ranu Mukherjee, Luis Recorder, Kit Rosenberg, Liena Vayzman, Zemi 17, and the Double Vision collective.
Video installation, interdisciplinary dance/video/sound collaborations, and digital media/performance work. Genre-bending, anti-museum quality, under-the-radar experimental art!
Climate Theater, San Francisco, May 17, 2008.
SHELTER: Photographs by Liena Vayzman. Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery, Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa. 2007. Curated by Matthew Wilson-Pickering.
"Liena Vayzman's exhibition Shelter is a socially-engaged art project based on interactive photographic portraits of individuals the artist met at a day shelter for people experiencing homelessness in Chicago."
HOME: The Aesthetics and Politics of Home
Curated by Liena Vayzman
Is home a fleeting dwelling place? A memory? Luxury for the rich? Site of regional identity? Domestic heaven or hell? Nostalgic marker for lost history? Who can lay claim to the white-picket-fenced symbol of the American dream? This exhibition taps into a resonant theme in contemporary art and society: the aesthetics and politics of home. The 30 artists in the exhibition interpret the elusive concept of home in innovative works of sculpture, video, film, photography, and painting. The exhibition includes artists who use domestic architecture as structure, reconstruct abandoned houses in miniature from photographs, document the process of moving and dwelling, or point to the lack of affordable housing in places like San Francisco. Other pieces break the illusion of security associated with childhood homes, humanize images of homelessness, or document the destruction of public housing. While most of these artists reside in the San Francisco Bay Area, many speak of distant homelands, real or imagined. Home shows the various and elusive resonance of houses, homes, dwellings, from the anonymity of the built environment to the promise of bliss and identity in the domestic interior.
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 14, 7-10pm
Exhibition Dates: July 13-28, 2007
Gallery Hours for the Exhibition: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-4 pm (or by appointment)
Gallery 3175 ROOT DIVISION
3175 17th Street (at South Van Ness & Shotwell) San Francisco, CA 94110
Featuring work by:
Mr. Ben Venom
Sarah Talia Himmelfarb
Hannah Pearl Walcott*
* Root Division Resident Artist
Images of the gallery installation and artists and curator panel discussion.
Shelter One-person exhibition at ATA, the legendary San Francisco underground cinema and performance venue. Curated by Isabel Fondevilla. 2007
Liena Vayzman's work is in the Erotic Art Show at Load of Fun, July 14-20, 2008