At 44 1/2, Creative Time’s presentation of video art on MTV’s outdoor, gilded screen located in the heart of New York City’s Times Square, will showcase three works curated by artist Marilyn Minter, in a program entitled Chewing Color. The films include Patty Chang’s Fan Dance, Kate Gilmore’s Star Bright, Star Might, and Marilyn Minter’s Green Pink Caviar. The works will be on view hourly between April 1 and 30.
Capturing the spirit of Minter’s investigation into what she calls “the pathology of glamour” and her interest in the border between photorealism and abstraction, the work in Chewing Color strikes a delicate balance between beauty and disgust. The visually aggressive work will demand attention even amongst the bustle of Times Square, bringing the cutting edge of contemporary art to the neighborhood.
Creative Time kicked off At 44 1/2 with the overwhelmingly successful presentation of Shallow by Malcolm McLaren, and was followed by selections from Mark Tribe’s Port Huron Project, reenactments of classic New Left speeches; early work by the legendary Gilbert & George; and a presentation of work by three emerging artists including Matt Calderwood, Mika Rottenberg, and Guido van der Werve. The larger than life, high definition 44 1/2 screen is located on Broadway between 44th and 45th Streets, directly across the street from MTV’s offices and studio. At 44 1/2 is part of Creative Time’s long history of presenting public art in Times Square.
“Creative Time is thrilled to be able to invite artists to present their videos on the brightest screen in the bustling heart of the city,” said Anne Pasternak, president and artistic director of Creative Time. “And we are so grateful for MTV’s unwavering support of art in Times Square in the face of troubled economic times.”
More than 28 years ago, MTV helped give birth to a new video medium by showcasing music videos,” said Jeff Yapp, Executive Vice President, Program Enterprises, MTV Networks Music & Logo Group. “By working with Creative Time to bring video art to Times Square for a second year, we’re exposing millions of visitors who travel through the Cross Roads of the World to another group of amazing artists.
Pink Green Caviar is presented in collaboration with Salon 94, Art Production Fund and ForYourArt.
ABOUT MARILYN MINTER
Marilyn Minter was born in 1948 in Shreveport, Louisiana, and lives and works in New York. She received a bachelor's degree in fine art from the University of Florida in 1970 and a master's in fine art from Syracuse University in 1972. In recent years she has had solo exhibitions at Salon 94 (2006) and the SF MoMA (2005). In 2006, she was featured in the Whitney Biennial. In 2007, she envisioned a centerfold for a collaboration with Parkett magazine and Pam Anderson became her muse. Upcoming projects include: a solo exhibition at Regen Projects in fall 2009 in conjunction with a public art project presented with ForYourArt. In September, both the Zaha Hadid designed Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati and the newly opened contemporary art space ‘La Conservera’ in Murcia, Spain will present installations of Minter's work, which will include include large scale projections of the eight minute version of Green Pink Caviar.