That’s right….we’re nearing our 100TH EPISODE of the Exclusive video series and are asking viewers — THAT’S YOU! — to decide which video (and artist) will have the distinction of being the big one zero zero.
The five new videos up for consideration run the gamut (clips after the jump):
- Mary Heilmann throws apples into her swimming pool and teases our camera crew
- Twilight has nothing on William Kentridge’s vampirish drawings of CAT scans
- Beryl Korot shows off a handsome nude centerfold with some very special equipment
- Here’s a riddle: how many guys can you fit behind a Julie Mehretu painting?
- Mike Kelley pens a catchy rap song with the immortal lyrics “I ride that hog, don’t need a bike…a big fat chick is what I like”
Which, oh which, video will it be? Only you can decide…
VOTING ENDS: THURSDAY, APRIL 1ST
OUR 100TH EPISODE PREMIERES: FRIDAY, APRIL 2ND
See VIDEO CLIPS of the five contenders below…
1. MARY HEILMANN: HOME & STUDIO
Artist Mary Heilmann leads a tour of her home and studio on Long Island, pointing out how she’s modified the surrounding landscape and the ways in which the scenery has seeped into her paintings.
2. WILLIAM KENTRIDGE: PAIN & SYMPATHY
With his video History of the Main Complaint (1996) serving as a backdrop, William Kentridge discusses how artists draw upon tragedy as subject matter for their work and how drawing itself can be a compassionate act.
3. BERYL KOROT: RADICAL SOFTWARE, 1970-74
Filmed in her Connecticut studio, artist Beryl Korot describes the impetus behind the innovative 1970s publication Radical Software (of which she was a co-editor), elucidating the history of video in art and the impact of mass media on society.
4. JULIE MEHRETU: PAINTING CONSERVATOR LUCA BONETTI
Filmed in Lower Manhattan, painting conservator Luca Bonetti leads the installation of artist Julie Mehretu’s massive painting Mural (2009), coordinating a team of installers and studio assistants over a period of several weeks.
5. MIKE KELLEY: DAY IS DONE
Filmed in his Los Angeles studio, artist Mike Kelley reveals how photographs from yearbooks and newspapers in Detroit served as the inspiration behind the performative project Day Is Done, shown installed at Gagosian Gallery in 2005.
Want more? Catch up on recent Exclusive videos on the artists Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Paul McCarthy, Cao Fei and Allan McCollum, or survey Season 1 (2008) and Season 2 (2009) of this ongoing series.