Brent Green: Study for Lesser Satellites and Strange Fates at Untitled, Art
Headlands and multidisciplinary artist Brent Green present Study for Lesser Satellites, an installation that is activated through a series of performances for San Francisco’s Untitled, Art. Comprised of three “violin dresses”—hoop-style structures made of wood, cloth, steel, and violin and cello strings—that can be worn and, when rotated, played by bowing the strings, Green’s piece combines the ornate with the raw, and the simple with the ingenious. These multivalent garments keep with themes that have long consumed Green’s work: the power, beauty, and potential for social good that can stem from individual forms of inventiveness and creativity. Intended as sculptural installation, set design, and performance costumes alike, Green’s violin dresses set the stage for multiple forms of inquiry and engagement.
Performances of Strange Fates, a hand-drawn animated film accompanied with live narration and a soundtrack performed by a little orchestra of accordion, clarinet, trumpet, violin, drums, guitar and singing, will take place within the installation each day of the fair. More info here.
Untitled, Art is an international, curated art fair that focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art. Green’s installation will be on view throughout the three-day fair.
VIP Preview: Thursday, January 12 | 3–9PM
Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14 | 11AM–7PM
Sunday, January 15 | 11AM–5PM
VIP Preview on January 12: 4PM and 8PM
January 13, 14, and 15: 4PM
This event is offsite at Pier 70: 420 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA
Free for Headlands Members (a pass will be sent via email)
General Admission tickets available here.
Brent Green is a self-taught visual artist and filmmaker. Green’s films have screened, often with live musical accompaniment, in film and art settings alike at venues such as MoMA, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Walker Art Center, The Hammer Museum, The Kitchen, The Boston MFA, The Wexner Center for the Arts, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Rotterdam Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, and even extending to rooftops, warehouses, and galleries throughout the globe. Often, his sculptural work and large-scale installation are displayed alongside his animated films, most recently with solo exhibitions at the ASU Art Museum, Site Santa Fe, 21c/Art Without Walls, Diverseworks Houston, and BAMPFA. His artwork is represented by the Andrew Edlin Gallery, NYC; has been supported by Creative Capital, the Sundance Institute, San Francisco Film Society, and the MAPfund; and is in permanent collections including the American Folk Art Museum, BAMPFA, the Hammer Museum, and MoMA.