Screening & Artist Talk with Roee Rosen
Tuesday, March 7
205 Hudson Gallery
Hunter College Art Galleries
205 Hudson Street, 2nd floor Flex Space
New York, NY 10013
Entrance on the south side of Canal between Hudson and Watts
Hunter College Art Galleries invite you to a special screening and conversation with artist Roee Rosen, (MFA Hunter College, 1991) organized in conjunction with Artis. In addition to discussing his practice, Rosen will preview The Dust Channel (2016), a new video work commissioned by documenta14 to premier in Kassel this year. An operetta about the Dyson DC07 Vacuum Cleaner, The Dust Channel explores complicated themes of xenophobia from within the private sphere of leisure and pleasure, abundance and perversions, to the State policing and detention of refugees. Rosen will also discuss other works, such as Live and Die as Eva Braun and The Blind Merchant, both of which will be on view as part of documenta14.
This event is free and open to the public.
About the Artist
Roee Rosen (b. 1963) is an Israeli-American artist, filmmaker and writer. Rosen's work explores identity and the notions of evil, specifically addressing collective memory and the power of creativity in extreme situations of life and death. Through video, painting and narrative, Rosen's humor can be thought of as at once self-deprecating and incendiary.
Playing off Rosen’s penchant for pseudonyms and alter egos, his first comprehensive retrospective at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2016 was billed as a group exhibition - and included seminal bodies of work such as Live and Die as Eva Braun (1995-1997) and Vladimir's Night (2001-2014). Rosen dedicated many years to his fictive feminine persona, the Jewish-Belgian Surrealist painter and pornographer Justine Frank (1900-1943), in a project that entailed fabricating her entire oeuvre as well as writing biographical and theoretical text about her, as well as the novel she supposedly authored. In 2010 Rosen created two films. Hilarious and Out, in which a BDSM session becomes a political exorcism. Out premiered at the Venice film festival, where it won the Orizzonti award for best medium-length film. Rosen’s books include Maxim Komar-Myshkin, Vladimir’s Night (2014), The Blind Merchant (2015) and Live and Die as Eva Braun and Other Intimate Stories (2017), all published by Sternberg Press.