A Powerful exploration of media and violence by contemporary artist Cassils
September 15 TO October 15, 2016
Opening Night: September 16th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Artist will be present. The event is free and open to the public.
BOSTON– The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University (SMFA at Tufts) will present “Breaking News: Cassils,” an urgent and timely solo exhibition of visceral video performances by contemporary artist Cassils, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, at the Grossman Gallery and Anderson Auditorium, both at the SMFA at Tufts, located at 230 Fenway in Boston.
Cassils live performance of Powers That Be, April 2, 2016 at the Broad Musuem in Los Angeles, as part of the Tip of Her Tongue series curated by Jennifer Doyle. Photo credit: Cassils with Leon Mostovoy
“From every angle, with every motion, the potential meaning of Cassils’ severe, almost sickening, performance changes shape.”
- Arts and Culture, Huffington Post
Cassils unflinchingly confronts mediated images of violence by calling into question the roles of the witness and the aggressor and of simulated versus real violence. “Breaking News: Cassils” features three dynamic installations generated by Cassils’ performances. The exhibit includes the first exhibition screening of 103 Shots, a short film created in response to the June 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting, the first public showing of Inextinguishable Fire since January’s Sundance Film Festival, and the world premiere of Powers That Be, a performance captured by audience members’ mobile phones, and installed as a multi-channel video installation.