Culture Connect Featured Event
Join Franklin Street Works on Thursday, October 4 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. for a guided tour of VHS The Exhibition, with Franklin Street Works’ Creative Director, Terri C Smith, and Gallery Manager, Sandrine Milet. This conversational walk through will answer questions related to the exhibition and gives audiences the opportunity to discuss the show’s theme, it’s pop culture and contemporary art relevance, and how it fits within Franklin Street Works’ mission. Join us for a free public event and bring a friend and explore the current show with some of the folks closest to it, with post-tour cocktails in the café!
VHS The exhibition, curated by video specialist and writer Rebecca Cleman, is Franklin Street Works’ second guest curated show. The exhibition explores VHS as a tool and inspiration for artistic experimentation with a heavy dose of ephemera from the 80s analog culture, such as B horror movie posters and Max Headroom collectibles. Taking advantage of Franklin Street Works’ split-level architecture, Cleman juxtaposes observations from everyday domestic histories and art historical analysis of VHS consumption and artistic creation. Artists in the exhibition include Robert Beck, Sadie Benning, Dustin Guy Defa, James Fotopoulos and Trevor Shimizu. VHS The Exhibition is on view at Franklin Street Works through October 14.
About Rebecca Cleman:
Rebecca Cleman is the Director of Distribution of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), NY. She has programmed screenings for the New York Underground Film Festival, Light Industry, Anthology Film Archives, and the Migrating Forms Festival among other venues. In 2010 she co-curated the media content for Amnesia at Andrea Rosen Gallery. She has most recently organized two programs within the VHS series at the Museum of Art and Design, NY, and published an essay on the subject of horror movies and home video for the Moving Image Source. Cleman lives and works in NYC.