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GARY HILL Language Willing

Arizona State University Art Museum
Nelson Fine Arts Center
October 25, 2003 - January 25, 2004

image credit: Gary Hill, Accordions (The Belsunce Recordings, July 2001), 2001-2002. Five-channel video/sound installation, five video projectors, five DVD players and discs, five amplified speakers, edition of three and one artist’s proof. Installation view. Photo credit: Paul-Emmanuel Odin and Vincent Bonnet. Courtesy of Donald Young Gallery, Chicago

Tuesday, October 28, 2003
7:30 p.m.
location TBA

Saturday, November 1, 2003
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Tuesday, January 20, 2004
7:30 p.m.

GARY HILL: Language Willing

Gary Hill: Language Willing presents four new works by one of the founders of video installation art. For more than 20 years, Hill has used video imagery with computer manipulation to create powerful installations that interact with the viewer. Hill’s “time based sculptures” focus on sound, the human body and speaking in different combinations. The ASU Art Museum has a history of bringing internationally recognized and emerging new-media artists to Valley audiences for the first time.

About the Artist
Gary Hill was born in Santa Monica, Calf., in 1951 and now resides in Seattle, Wash. Recent solo exhibitions have included Gary Hill: Selected Works, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolsfburg, Germany; Hill(scape), Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong; Gary Hill: The Performative Image, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan; Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany; Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, Ill.; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Capp Street Projects, San Francisco, Calf.; and the Center for Contemporary Images, Saint-Gervais Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the following selected venues: The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia; ZKM/Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Calf.; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Venice Biennale. He has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowsip, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Grant, Rockefeller Intercultural Media Arts Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and was awarded the Leone díOro prize for sculpture at the 1995 Venice Biennale.

High School Outreach Video Program
Gary Hill was one of the founders of video installation art and his thirty-year
career in the field has been one of great innovations and renown. Students
studied Hill’s work and video installation in an outreach program developed
by museum staff and high school teachers, including Sally Boyle, Rick Engelmann,
Ken Keene, Robin McNulty and Anna Vida. Selected works will are being presented
by each school and awards, juried by a panel of professors, curators and artists,
will be presented at the end of the evening.

This project is generously supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts

Special thanks to video artist Sean Ross for his participation and support of this project.

Click Here to see the program of works created by the students

Gary Hill: Language Willing was organized by the Boise Art Museum. The ASU Art Museum presentation was organized by Heather Lineberry and will be installed in the ASU Art Museum’s Nelson Fine Arts Center location.

GARY HILL: Language Willing (October 25, 2003 – January 25, 2004) is open at the Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This project is supported in part by grants from The National Endowment for the Arts and The Allen Foundation for the Arts. The ASU Art Museum presentation is supported in part by the Herberger College Institute for Studies in the Arts and Friends of the ASU Art Museum.