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Spectator/Sport: A Panel on Athletics, Art, and Masculinity

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Hard Targets installation view
Photo: Cory Piehowicz

Spectator/Sport: A Panel on Athletics, Art, and Masculinity
With Kori Newkirk, Jennifer Doyle, Tyler Green, and Christopher Bedford

Artist's Talks

Informal presentations by artists.

Tue, Mar 2, 2010 7 PM

**Watch a live stream of the event here**

The artists in our new Hard Targets exhibition allow us to examine the sports world in a way that no HD 360" camera or instant replay can.

Tonight, three special guests talk with exhibition curator Christopher Bedford about their ideas and experiences related to both athletics and culture. Kori Newkirk is one of the artists in the show, and viewers here may also remember seeing his work in our Landscape Confection exhibition a few years back. Jennifer Doyle is both a visual studies scholar who teaches at the University of California, Riverside, and an avid amateur athlete who blogs about soccer (From a Left Wing). Tyler Green is a widely read cultural commentator on the web (Modern Art Notes).

The Hard Targets exhibition features works that explore sports and masculinity by almost twenty different artists. You'll see videos, photographs, paintings, sculptures, and installations created over the past 25 years that are thought-provoking, funny, irreverent, incisive, and poignant.

Image credit:

Kori Newkirk
Closely Guarded, 2000 (installation view)
Plastic pony beads, artificial hair, metal basketball hoops
120 x 48 x 24 in.
Collection of Lois Plehn
Photo: Cory Piehowicz

Jonas Wood
Greg Oden, 2008 (installation view)
Gouache and colored pencil on paper
30 x 24 1/4 in.
Collection of the artist
Photo: Cory Piehowicz

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