New Report, Artist Unknown - Video Exhibition Opens

Film with Wynne Greenwood and K8 Hardy

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
11:00am – 5:00 pm

On view December 15, 2015-January 10, 2016

Location
Frye Galleries

The second installment of the collaborative project New Report, an ongoing series of performances and videos, Artist Unknown features K8 Hardy and Wynne Greenwood playing Henry Irigaray and Henry Stein-Acker-Hill, an anchor and roving correspondent for WKRH, a feminist TV news station whose tagline is "Pregnant with Information." Based on documentation of a live, digital communication in real time between Greenwood at Foxy Production Gallery and Hardy on the street in New York, a third artist is missing in this "breaking news" report on bad painting. The project gives voice to the situation of women in the contemporary art world and the problem of communication without a community.
— Kunsthalle Zurich

Frye Art Museum presented Wynne Greenwood during Mw [Moment Magnitude], 2012

About the artist

Wynne Greenwood is a queer feminist artist who works with video, performance, music, and object-making to practice culture-healing. Her work has been included in performances and exhibitions at independent and institutional spaces internationally, including the Tate Modern, Whitney Biennial, The Kitchen, and On the Boards. From 1999 to 2006, Greenwood performed as the multimedia art-band Tracy + the Plastics. Upon ending the project, Greenwood shifted her focus to installation and object-based work. Greenwood participated in Anti-Establishment, a group show at Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies, and released the full-length music album A Fire to Keep You Warm. Greenwood teaches performance and video through workshops and after-school programs. Most recently she was the recipient of the 2015 Neddy Award in the category of Open Medium and will have work on view in Kelly, a solo show at the New Museum in New York.


Wynne Greenwood and K8 Hardy. Still from New Report, Artist Unknown, 2006. Single-channel digital video with audio. Image copyright of the artist, courtesy of Video Data Bank, www.vdb.org.