Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Westbrook selected for Experimental Media Series, The Phillips Collection, MICA, Hirshhorn Museum Smithsonian Institute

WASHINGTON, DC, September 16, 2009-Washington Project for the Arts is pleased to announce the participating artists for the fifth annual Experimental Media Series, a multi-evening screening of innovative international video and sound art selected by Kelly Gordon, Associate Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution. 

Since 2006, the Experimental Media Series has showcased the talents of artists working in sound and video art. Choosing to jury this year's program without an overlying theme, Gordon says, "This selection is robustly diverse in style, approach, use of medium, age of artists, geographic area represented, and experience level. They are linked only by my definition of quality." The most compelling entries, as selected by the juror and based on overall quality and innovation, will be awarded the Kraft Prize for New Media and the WPA Experimental Art Prize, two cash prizes of $750 each, to be presented on October 1 at The Phillips Collection.

Kelly Gordon,who specializes in time-based art, organizes the museum's Black Box program and recently co-curated the exhibition The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image, which debuted at the Hirshhorn in 2008 and will travel to Spain in 2010.
To see a full program schedule, please visit http://wpadc.org/events/evnts_current.html

September 24 and October 1, 2009, 6:30-8:15 pm 
The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

October 13 and 14, 2009, 7:00-9:00 pm 
Maryland Institute College of Art, Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

October 15, 2009, 8:00-9:30 pm at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20013

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