opening 23rd September from 6pm
“Whenever you put your body online, in some way you are in conversation with porn…” A.H.
GALLLERIAPIÙ presents the first solo show in Italy by American artist Ann Hirsch.
In her artistic practice, Ann Hirsch examines the influence of technology on popular culture and gender, mainly but not only with video and performance. Actually, her medium is pop culture itself, from the cam-chat rooms of the Internet to reality television shows. Her immersive research has in fact included becoming a YouTube camwhore with over two million video views and an appearance as a contestant in an American reality show, to investigate questions of representation and embodiment in relation to digital media and Web 2.0 technology through direct involvement, placing herself in uncomfortable situations completely outside of herself. She is inside these issues — reporting, as it were, from the frontline, teasing out contradictions, admitting complexities.
Hirsch is one of a number of female artists asking similar questions about what it means to be a woman online, precisely examining from the inside the expression of female sexuality in mediated or networked contexts. In her work, it is possible to trace the evolution of a contemporary feminism, funny enough to hurt.
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Ann Hirsch (1985) lives and works in Los Angeles. She holds an MFA in Art Video from Syracuse University and a BFA in Sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis. Recent exhibitions and performances include: Ann Hirsch, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Boston (solo show, 2016); Emotional Supply Chains, Zabludowicz Collection, London (group show, 2016); Electronic Superhighway, Whitechapel Gallery, London (group show, 2016); Horny Lil Feminist, New Museum’s First Look, New York (on-line solo exhibition, 2015); Body Anxiety, bodyanxiety.com, New York (on-line group exhibition, 2015); Playground, South London Gallery at Goldsmiths College, Londra (2014); Step and Repeat, MOCA, Los Angeles (group show, 2014). In 2012-2013 She was awarded a Rhizome commission for her two-person play Playground (2013) which debuted at the New Museum (New York).