Jan 16th, 2022
Leslie Thornton is an American Artist, Filmaker, and Educator, based in New York City.
Her current solo show - "BEGIN AGAIN, AGAIN" is featured at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge MA until February 13, 2022 - It is a retrospective of projects spanning her timeline and features, a new two-channel video work called "Hemlock" that was commissioned by the List Art Center.
Leslie Thornton is a recognized pioneer of contemporary media aesthetics, working with film, video, photography and installation. Retrospectives have been held at MoMA (New York), FemCine (Santiago), Anthology Film Archives (New York) and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Her work has been exhibited at dOCUMENTA, MoMA PS1, Centre Pompidou, the Whitney Biennial, Raven Row and Rodeo Gallery as well as the New York Film Festival, Oberhausen, and Rotterdam International Film Festivals, among others. Thornton is in the permanent collections of Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Centre Pompidou, MoMA, the Pacific Film Archives, the Walker Art Center and Jeu de paume. In 2018 she was the first recipient, in company with James Richards, of a new CERN Artist Residency, sponsored by Center d'art Contemporain Geneve. Forthcoming exhibitions include Kunstlerhouse Stuttgart, Secession (Vienna) and Malmö Kunsthalle.
This discussion was recorded at her home in Astoria Queens in Nov 2021.
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• MIT List Visual Arts Center: https://listart.mit.edu/exhibitions/leslie-thornton
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