Double Takes: Historic and Contemporary Film + Video

Curated by A. Will Brown, Assistant Curator, MOCA Cleveland and Joseph del Pesco, International Director, KADIST, with the support of Video Data Bank, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

October 19, 2018August 11, 2019

In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, the Museum of Contemporary Art (moCa) Cleveland presents Double Takes: Historic and Contemporary Film + Video, an eleven-month film and video exhibition program presented in collaboration with KADIST, a global contemporary art organization located in Paris and San Francisco. Each month from October 19, 2018 until September 2, 2019, we will present one seminal work of early video or film with a contemporary video work from KADIST’s expansive international collection.  These eleven historic and recent films and videos are paired thematically. Some are aligned by formal or conceptual similarities while others serve as provocative counterpoints with relationships that range from the urgent to the absurd and span generations, demographics, and borders. Since our founding in 1968 as The New Gallery, we have presented the work of more than 3,000 artists. Each of the historic films and videos in Double Takes is by an artist that we have presented at moCa. By contrast, the contemporary works present emerging global voices on urgent issues, reflecting our mission to support artists who push culture forward along with our collaborative partner KADIST’s commitment to nurturing experimentation through programs, exhibitions, and collections

Double Takes celebrates the increasingly important place of film and video in contemporary art, and the various medium-defining contributions by artists and collectives included in this exhibition program: Lynda Benglis, Adelita Husni-Bey, Dara Birnbaum, Jiwon Choi, Tony Cokes, Alex Da Corte, Elena Damiani, Harun Farocki, Simone Forti, Sky Hopinka, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Nina Könneman, Paul Kos, Cinthia Marcelle, Christian Marclay, Pedro Neves Marques, Rabih Mroué, Bruce Nauman, Martha Rosler, John Smith, The Propeller Group and SUPERFLEX, and Andy Warhol.

Mind and Body | October 19 - November 4, 2018
Bruce Nauman (1941, Fort Wayne, IN)
Flesh to White to Black to Flesh, 1968
Adelita Husni-Bey (1985, Milan, Italy)
After the Finish Line, 2015
Repetition and Illusion | November 6 - December 2, 2018
Lynda Benglis (1941, Lake Charles, LA)
Mumble, 1972
Nina Könneman (1971, Bonn, Germany)
What’s New, 2015
Conditions and Power | December 4 - December 30, 2018
Martha Rosler (1943, Brooklyn, NY)
Secrets from the Street: No Disclosure, 1980
Sky Hopinka (1984 , Bellingham, WA; Ho-Chunk/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians)
Dislocation Blues, 2017
Feminism and Mass Media | January 2 - January 27, 2019
Dara Birnbaum (1946, New York, NY)
Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman, 1978-79
Jiwon Choi (1991, Seoul, South Korea)
Seventeen Girlfriends, 2018
Representation and Poetics | January 29 - February 24, 2019
Tony Cokes (1956, Richmond, VA)
Black Celebration, 1988
Jibade-Khalil Huffman (1981, Detroit, MI)
Figuration (B), 2017
Celebrity and Performance | March 15 - April 7, 2019
Andy Warhol (1928-1987, Pittsburgh, PA)
Screen Tests, 1964-66
Alex Da Corte (1980, Camden, NJ)
Soft Graffiti, 2017
Echoes and Arguments | April 9 - April 28, 2019
Christian Marclay (1955, San Rafael, CA)
Telephones, 1995
The Propeller Group + SUPERFLEX

The Propeller Group (Ho Chi Minh City based collective, founded 2006)
Phu Nam Thuc Ha (1974,Saigon, Vietnam)
Matt Lucero (1976,Upland, CA )
Tuan Andrew Nguyen (1976, Saigon, Vietnam) 
SUPERFLEX (Copenhagen based collective, founded 1993)
Bjørnstjerne Reuter Christiansen (1969, Copenhagen,Denmark)
Jakob Fenger (1968, Copenhagen, Denmark)
Rasmus Nielsen (1969, Copenhagen, Denmark)
Movement and Play | April 30 - May 19, 2019
Simone Forti (1935, Florence, Italy)
Solo No. 1, 1974
Cinthia Marcelle (1974, Belo Horizonte, Brazil)
Automóvel, 2012
Landscape and Psychology | May 21 - June 9, 2019
John Smith (1952, London, United Kingdom)
Associations, 1975
Elena Damiani (1979, Lima, Peru)
Intersticio, 2012
Technology and Evidence | June 11 - July 7, 2019
Harun Farocki (1944-2014, Nový Jičín, Czech Republic)
Inextinguishable Fire, 1969
Rabih Mroué (1967, Beirut, Lebanon)
The Pixelated Revolution, 2012
Cause and Effect | July 9 - August 11, 2019
Paul Kos (1942, Rock Springs, WY)
Ice Makes Fire, 1974
Pedro Neves Marques (1984, Lisbon, Portugal)
The Pudic Relation between Robot and Plant, 2016