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March 26, 2013

The Fabric Workshop And Museum Presents Changing Scenes: Points Of View In Contemporary Media Art With An Opening Reception, April 5

The Fabric Workshop and Museum presents an exhibit of mixed-media works, including this work, Out of the Corner, by Adrian Piper. (Courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art)

Kick off first Friday festivities at the Fabric Workshop and Museum’s opening reception for its new exhibit, Changing Scenes: Points of View in Contemporary Media Art. The reception welcomes the exhibit to the museum with after-hours access from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 5

Changing Scenes: Points of View in Contemporary Media Art explores contemporary independent film, video and installation art practices from the 1970s to the present, and aims to address conceptual and stylistic issues, themes and narratives.

Curated by distinguished film authority John G. Hanhard — currently of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and formerly of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Guggenheim Museum — the exhibition focuses on how the world is portrayed through the camera lens, also looking at the camera as a powerful tool of communication.

The exhibit, set to run through summer, features the work of such notable multimedia artists as Sadie Benning, Ayoka Chenzira, Alexander Kluge, Pepón Osorio, Nam June Paik (with Charlotte Moorman), Adrian Piper and Javier Téllez.

For members, the April 5 reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with a special gallery talk from guest curator, John G. Hanhard, who has received worldwide acclaim for his exhibits.

Changing Scenes: Points of View in Contemporary Media Art at the Fabric Workshop and Museum
When: Opening reception, Friday, April 5, 6-8 p.m. Exhibit, April 5-summer 2013
Where: Fabric Workshop and Museum, 1214 Arch Street
Cost: $3, adults; free for members and children under 12
More info: www.fabricworkshopandmuseum.org

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