In Focus: The Humorous

In Focus: The Humorous

Recent Video Art from Israel, Japan and Mexico


Three consulates, each with a rich tradition in Los Angeles, join together to present an array of video works from their respective nations, curated by Paul Young in association with Gabriel Ritter and Yoshua Okon. Exploring both differences and commonalities, this program places a special emphasis on the humorous to reflect upon its lineage within avant-garde circles and its particular importance to a younger generation of contemporary artists, many of whom are responding to the current state of political, economic and ecological upheaval through levity. With approximately three short works from each region by established and emerging artists alike, the program generates laughter from situations more nuanced than vaudevillian, and often in the service of larger thematic, political or formal concerns. A short discussion led by Paul Young on humor in contemporary art practice follows the screening.

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Date/Time G ST CA
Tues 2.22.11 8:30 pm $9 $7 $5

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff