Sarasota Art Museum Presents Journeys to Places Known and Unknown: Moving Images by Janet Biggs and peter campus
On view Oct. 16, 2022-Jan. 15, 2023
October 6, 2022
Sarasota, FL – October 6, 2022 – Sarasota Art Museum presents Journeys to Places Known and Unknown: Moving Images by Janet Biggs and peter campus, the first exhibition at the Museum dedicated to video and digital media.The exhibition, previously scheduled for an Oct. 2 opening, was postponed due to Hurricane Ian’s impact on Florida. On view Oct. 16-Jan. 15, 2023, Journeys to Places Known and Unknown is the first collaborative show for Janet Biggs and peter campus. The exhibition is organized by Terrie Sultan, an independent curator and the former executive director of the Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, NY.
Journeys to Places Known and Unknown looks at the contrasting ways two artists of different generations use moving images to explore intersections of science, philosophy, and spirituality. Janet Biggs (b. 1959) is a research-based, interdisciplinary artist known for her immersive work in video, film, and performance. peter campus (b. 1937) is an influential artist in the canons of new media and video art. Beginning in the 1970s, peter campus pioneered the nascent medium of video and moving images as a way to make art.
“We are excited to bring the work of Janet Biggs and peter campus to Sarasota,” said Virginia Shearer, executive director of Sarasota Art Museum. “As the region’s only dedicated contemporary art museum, introducing audiences and students to new art and pioneering artists is central to our mission. Through our connection to Ringling College, Journeys to Places Known and Unknown provides students access to groundbreaking new media and video art that will help them develop their practice as artists working with the moving image.”
This exhibition is paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues.
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CONVERSATIONS WITH CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS
Janet Biggs, peter campus, and Exhibition Curator Terrie Sultan
Saturday, October 15
1 pm – 2 pm
Thomas McGuire Halll
FREE for Members; $20 Not-Yet Members
Journeys to Places Known and Unknown: Moving Images by Janet Biggs and peter campus opens to the public Sunday, October 2. This exhibition is organized by Terrie Sultan
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