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May 18 – July 2, 2009
USFCAM West Gallery

SIXTY MINUTES is a single channel video program designed to highlight and explore artistsí practice and influences. The program takes its cue from the increasing popularity of video essays, often presented in the form of YouTube mash-ups, as an emerging form of literacy and commentary. Artists are invited to create what are in effect multimedia compositions using preexisting footage, juxtaposed and combined into a single, one-hour video montage, meant to create the opportunity for a kind of open source, active reading that draws connections to source materials and interjects ideas about the artistsí work and process

The program will be inaugurated this summer in our west gallery and will feature videos by artists Olaf Breuning, Kate Gilmore, Luis Gispert, and William Villalongo, alongside interview based profiles with each artist. SIXTY MINUTES is conceived to expose the diversity and complexity of artistsí process and provide an inspiring critical space to research, analyze and debate contexts for practice now and in the future.

Sixty Minutes is Curated by David Norr, Chief Curator for the Institute.

Press Release

St. Petersburg Times Review


Olaf Breuning
Olaf Breuning’s work in video, photography and drawing plays upon the fleeting consciousness of his generation. Often utilizing humor, his carefully crafted fractured narratives question the authenticity and ambiguity of images from contemporary popular culture and the mass media.

Breuning was born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland in 1970 and currently lives and works in New York, NY. Breuning’s work is currently included in the exhibition Pictopia at the House of World Cultures in Berlin, Germany. He has had solo exhibitions at Metro Pictures, New York; Conduits Gallery, Milan, Italy; Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Australia; Galerie Air de Paris, France; Swiss Institute, New York; Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City; and Centre D’art Contemporain, Geneva. His work has also been included in several critically acclaimed international exhibitions including, Whitney Biennial 2008, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Looking At Music at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008); Elsewhere at the Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida (2007); Destroy Athens at 1st Athens Biennial, Greece (2007); All About Laughter at Mori Art Museum, Japan (2007); Skin Tight: the Sensibility of the Flesh, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2004); Let’s Entertain at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City; Kunstmuseum Wolfsberg, Germany and Miami Art Museum, Florida (2000).

Breuning studied professional photography in Zurich, Switzerland and went on to complete his postgraduate studies in photography at the HSFG Zurich. Breuning has been the recipient of various honors and awards, including the Manor-Kunstpreis, Schaffhausen, the Kiefer-Hablitzel Stipendum, the Moet-Chandon Stipendium and the Altelierstipendium.

Kate Gilmore
In her video work and video installations, Kate Gilmore destroys, reduces and redefines the traditionally masculine formalist practices of art in modernist history. The combination of the physicality of her violent bodily actions with feminine visual cues engages with the conditions of an embodied visual experience. In doing so, Gilmore offers a refreshing contemporary reassessment of the feminist, performance and process-based artistic practices that emerged in the 1970s.

Kate Gilmore was born in Washington D.C. in 1975 and lives and works in New York, NY. She currently has a solo exhibition at Locust Projects, Miami, FL and is included in the exhibition Reflections on the Electric Mirror: New Feminist Video, curated by Lauren Ross at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and It’s Not Us, It’s You at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California. Gilmore has had solo exhibitions at Franco Soffiantino Arte Contemporanea, Italy; Smith-Stewart Gallery, New York; White Columns, New York, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH, Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco and Artpace San Antonio, Texas. Her work has also been included in several international group exhibitions including, Chewing Color, curated by Marilyn Minter at Creative Time, Time Square, New York (2009); Framed at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana (2009), Perverted by Theater at Apex Art, New York (2008), Reckless Behavior at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2006), Heart Breaker at Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY (2006), It is the Same Outside at the Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada (2005), Greater New York 2005 at PS1/MoMA Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY, Tokyo-Chicago-New York at Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music, Tokyo, Japan (2004) and AIM 23 at the Bronx Museum of Art, New York (2003).

Gilmore received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY and her Bachelors degree from Bates College, Lewistone, Maine. She has been the recipient of several international awards and honors, such as the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance and the Farpath Workspace Award and Residency in Dijon, France.

Luis Gispert
Working in a variety of media, including video, photography and sound, Luis Gispert’s work delves into the artificiality and psychological internalization of popular urban subcultures. Drawing upon various sources, including the aesthetics of hip-hop, adolescence and his own upbringing in the immigrant communities of Miami, Gispert explores the social implications and visual roles of these subcultures on contemporary society.

Luis Gispert was born in New Jersey in 1972 and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Gispert’s work is currently being presented in a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL. He has had solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York; Zach Feuer Gallery and Mary Boone Gallery, New York; Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, California and the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. He has also been included in several international group exhibitions such as TRANSactions: Contemporary Latin American and Latino Art at the Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (2008); Not for Sale at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2007); USA Today at the Royal Academy of Art, London UK (2006); Make It Now New Sculpture, Sculpture Center, New York (2005); Contested Fields at the Des Moines Art Center, Iowa (2004); Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2002) and One Planet Under One Groove: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art at Bronx Museum of the Arts (2001).

Gispert received his MFA in Sculpture from Yale University in 2001, and his BFA in Film from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Gispert has been the recipient of such honors and awards as the South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual Arts Fellowship, The Baum: Emerging American Photographer Award, Cintas Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Art Grant. His work is part of several public collections including the Fogg Art Museum, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Miami Art Museum, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art.

Will Villalongo
Will Villalongo’s mixed media collage paintings and installations refer to popular collective American and African American cultural tropes. In a desire to question the veracity and construction of these histories, Villalongo’s work offers a re-examination of the psychological processes that form these collective histories. The richness of his imagery emerges from fantastical forms that can materialize from experimentations with self-portraiture and the use of decadent materials such as gold leaf and velvet.

Will Villalongo was born in Hollywood, FL and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Villalongo has had solo exhibitions at Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY; Esso Gallery, NY and Franklin Art Works, MN. He has also been included in several important group exhibitions including The Future Must be Sweet; Lower East Side Printshop Celebrates 40 years, New York (2008); MASK, James Cohan Gallery, NY (2007); The S Files, El Museo del Barrio, New York (2007); Interplay, Exit Art, NY (2006); Possibly Being, Esso Gallery, NY (2006); Hanging by a Thread, The Moore Space, Miami, FL (2005); Open House, Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY (2004) and Online, Feigen Contemporary, NY (2003).

Villalongo received his MFA in painting from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 2001 and his Bachelors of Fine Art from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1999. He has received several prestigious honors and awards including, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, and held residencies at the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work is found in several notable collections including the Studio Museum in Harlem, El Museo del Barrio and the Princeton University Art Museum.