MFA Critic Lecture: Steve Reinke
Steve Reinke is an artist and a writer best known for his monologue-based video essays. His work is in many collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Pompidou Center in Paris, MACBA in Barcelona, and the National Gallery of Canada. He has shown work at many film festivals including Sundance, the Berlinale, BFI London, and those in Rotterdam, Oberhausen, and New York. He has been in many exhibitions including the Whitney Biennial in 2014. He is represented by Galerie Isabell Bortolozzi in Berlin. The Toronto International Film Festival named his The Hundred Videos (1989–1996) one of the 150 essential works in Canadian cinematic history. In 2006 he received the Bell Canada Video Award. A collection of his writings, The Shimmering Beast, was published in 2011. He has coedited several anthologies, most recently Blast Counter Blast (with Anthony Elms) and The Sharpest Point: Animation at the End of Cinema (with Chris Gehman). He also works as a curator and critic, most notably assembling a box set of George Kuchar’s video work for the Video Data Bank. His research interests include rhetorical and narrative strategies for visual art, artists’ writing, queer Nietzsche, the voice, and psychoanalysis.