Laura Parnes in "Readykeulous by Ridykeulous: This is What Liberation Feels Like", organized by Nicole Eisenman and A.L. Steiner, at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, on view September 19 - December 28, 2014.
Ridykeulous—artists Nicole Eisenman (b. 1965, Verdun, France; lives New York) and A.L. Steiner’s (b. 1967, Miami; lives Los Angeles) ongoing curatorial project—revisits and expands their 2011 exhibition Readykeulous: The Hurtful Healer and its focus on emotionally-charged letters and correspondences. The works in the show span a variety of text-based and text-inspired media, including painting, video, audio, sculpture, drawing, and choice selections from Ridykeulouse’s exclusive PATRIArchives™.
Featuring correspondence and works by: Kathy Acker, Abe Ajay, Mike Albo, Artists Poster Committee (Frazier Dougherty, Jon Hendricks, Irving Petlin), Sadie Benning, Kathe Burkhart, Nao Bustamante, Jibz Cameron, Leidy Churchman, Zackary Drucker, Nicole Eisenman, Tracey Emin, Daniel Feinberg, Louise Fishman, Glen Fogel, Hollis Frampton, Dawn Frasch, Simon Fujiwara, Gary Gissler, Guerilla Art Action Group (G.A.A.G.), Harmony Hammond, Kathleen Hanna & Toby Vail, K8 Hardy, I.U.D., Donald Judd, Zoe Leonard, Ali Liebegott, Lucy Lippard, Catherine Lord, Bernadette Mayer, Allyson Mitchell & Deirdre Logue, Eileen Myles, Chuck Nanney, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Laura Parnes, William Powhida , Adrian Piper, Ridykeulous, Carolee Schneeman, Jack Smith, Nancy Spero, Nicola Tyson, Kara Walker, and David Wojnarowicz.
Organized for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis by artists Nicole Eisenman and A.L. Steiner in conjunction with Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013. Organized at ICA by Assistant Curator Kate Kraczon.
LOS ANGELES — Laura Parnes’s four-disk video series Blood and Guts in Hollywood exposes the idealized teenage dream for what it is: A boring, vapid fantasy of “love” that is marketed and sold to an audience of young dreamers searching for their soulmate in the illusions of silver screens and false idols. Leading up to the part where idyllic bubbles burst, Parnes’s work functions as part experimental film, part video art, and part surreal re-enactment of Kathy Acker’s groundbreaking book Blood and Guts in High School (1984), which influenced a generation of feminist writers, thinkers, and makers.
Blood and Guts in Hollywood: Four Works by Laura Parnes is available through the Video Data Bank.
Tuesday, May 6, 7:30pm
Laura Parnes interviewed by Jane Ursula Harris in the Huffington Post.
Coming in early 2014! Video Data Bank’s latest DVD Box Set Publication — "Blood and Guts in Hollywood: Four Works by Laura Parnes".
Laura Parnes's exhibition "County Down" at Fitzroy Gallery reviewed in The New York Times!
There will be a series of events alongside Laura Parnes's exhibition County Down:
September 25, 7pm - Gravity & Grace, Chris Kraus' legendary film that inspired her writing career, with an introduction by Jim Fletcher.
October 1, 7pm - Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, a screening and panel discussion about the quintessential 70's series that anticipates the future of television, with Claire Barliant, Michael Martin and more.