File puptcrit/puptcrit.0801, message 270


Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 14:06:40 -0800 (PST)
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] "The Puppet Show" at the Institute of Contemporary


Also from the website:

"The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is pleased to present
=93The Puppet Show,=94 a group exhibition that looks at the imagery
of puppets in contemporary art. International in scope, =93The
Puppet Show=94 brings together 29 artists and several generations,
as reflected by works that range from a 1974 installation by
Dennis Oppenheim to a new animation by the Swedish artist
Nathalie Djurberg. The exhibition concentrates on sculpture,
video and photography. Some of the works involve actual puppets
(marionettes, shadow puppets, hand puppets) and artists
performing as puppeteers. Other images evoke topics associated
with puppetry (manipulation, miniaturization, agency, control).
Collectively these works show puppets to be a provocative and
relevant imagery=97one that moves deep into social, political and
psychological terrains."

They are also screening films and having some performances,
including ones by Beth Nixon, Shoddy Puppets and Clare Dolan,
among others!



--- Ed Atkeson <edatkeson-AT-earthlink.net> wrote:

> The message just came this minute:
> 
> "Thank you for your email. The exhibition takes as a historic
> point  
> of departure Alfred Jarry's 1896 play Ubu Roi that was
> conceived as a  
> puppet show. The work that is in the show is a video by
> William  
> Kentridge that he did in conjunction with the Handspring
> Puppet  
> Company (founded in 1981 in Cape Town, South Africa) called
> Ubu and  
> the Truth Commission from 1997."
> 
> Best,
> Jill
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