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Tessa Giblin : Gretchen Bender, Project Arts Centre

This exhibition shows Gretchen Bender’s seminal Total Recall (1987), bringing again to life her concept of ‘electronic theatre’. We’re also…

Total Recall | Hammer Museum

Total Recall takes the form of a kind of electronic theater, one using familiar icons and effects appropriated from Oliver Stone's film Salvador, Olympic athletes, military fighter jets, and corporate logos from American companies, among other things

Lane Relyea on Gretchen Bender

GRETCHEN BENDER MOVED to New York in 1978 and had her first solo show there in 1983, when she was thirty-two. She fast became a fixture of an East Village art scene centered on the Nature Morte gallery and the tireless publishing and curating efforts of Tricia Collins and Richard Milazzo, a milieu that featured artists such as Sarah Charlesworth, Jessica Diamond, Kevin Larmon, Peter Nagy, Steven Parrino, David Robbins, and Julia Wachtel. Perhaps not all of those names ring a bell, and it’s…

Arthur Jafa, APEX, 2013

Arthur Jafa, American, b. 1960, APEX, 2013, Video (color, and sound), Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of R.H. Defares to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2017.35

The Messenger: How a Video by Arthur Jafa Became a Worldwide Sensation—and Described America to Itself

After its debut at a gallery in New York, Love Is the Message, The Message Is Death has resonated around the world.

Arthur Jafa: ‘A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions’ | Galerie Rudolfinum | Galleries