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“Now Playing” at SMoCA

Apr 01, 2019

The work of video artists Mark Bradford, Candice Breitz, Petra Cortright, Song Dong, Kota Ezawa, Mads Lynnerup, Christian Marclay, Shirin Neshat, Aaron Rothman, Mika Rottenberg, and Diana Thater are in the spotlight at the all-video exhibition showing through May 12 at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. “Now Playing: Video 1999–2019” is the first exhibit of its kind for the Museum, and is an integral part of their year-long 20th-anniversary celebration.

The exhibit consists of a sampling of works from the last 20 years, as well as a nod to the Museum’s movie-theater history. The galleries will be dimly-lit to enhance the illumination of monitors and projectors, with the work of the 11 internationally-acclaimed artists honoring the history of the moving image and the influence of video in modern art, along with an exploration of social and political issues, and the potential of art in encouraging social discourse. The installations range in techniques and size, with the goal of discovering the beauty of life and art as seen through the eyes of these contemporary artists.