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Various Artists
Video Narcissism


September 28 – November 22, 2017
On the High Line at 14th St.

Daily beginning at 6 pm

An exhibition in video format featuring works by Lex Brown, Xavier Cha, and Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir.

“Video: The Aesthetics of Narcissism” is a 1976 essay by Rosalind Krauss that articulates what Krauss perceived to be the narcissism inherent to video as a medium. Channeling the aesthetic of direct confessionals common across reality television and YouTube video journals, the artists featured in this program speak directly to the camera. This program features Lip Gloss Alert (2017) by Lex Brown; Abduct (2015) by Xavier Cha; and it is all my fault (2013) by Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir.


Major support for High Line Art comes from Donald R. Mullen, Jr. and The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston. Additional funding is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. High Line Art is supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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