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Linda Pace Foundation | Hubbard / Birchler:  Eight, Eighteen
Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Eighteen, 2013. UHD video with sound, 18:30 minutes, loop. Installation dimensions variable. Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery New York and Lora Reynolds Gallery Austin. В© of the artists.

Linda Pace Foundation

Hubbard / Birchler:В 
Eight, Eighteen

October 12, 2013–March 29, 2014


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Cinema, the subtleties of its components and its history, form the core of Hubbard/Birchler’s artistic work. The Hubbard/Birchler exhibition will feature two video installations, including the world premiere ofВ Eighteen,В 2013, and a selection of other video and photographic work, includingВ Eight, 2001, whichВ revolves around the birthday of an eight-year-old girl staring out a window into a thunderous rainy night. As the young actorВ moves outside and back in, time and space are blurred as boundaries, and as the video loops, it is unclear which scene comes first.

Almost a decade later, Hubbard/Birchler began searching for the actor they had cast inВ Eight.В They found her in Boston, where she has grown up to become a dancer. Thus began the next video project,В Eighteen, whichВ picks up on the same character in a scene of her eighteenth birthday party.В  As in the workВ Eight, Hubbard/Birchler have developed a narrative perspective that is unsettled and does not come to closure. As the protagonist journeys from one place to another, linear time, fact and fiction, and the solidity of physical shelter constantly slip around her. Steady, uninterrupted camera movements straddle constructed and actual locations, inside and outside, rain and sunshine, day and night, summer and winter.

EighteenВ incorporates three musical compositions, arranged and performed on guitar: the GymnopГ©dies by Erik Satie. Written for piano in 1888, these movements share a common structure and collectively are regarded as an important precursor to modern ambient music.В 

The exhibition will be on view by appointment only at The Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, Texas, October 12, 2013 through March 29, 2014. To schedule a viewing, emailВ visit@pacefound.org, or write to: Visitor Services, Linda Pace Foundation, P.O. Box 830607, San Antonio, Texas 78283.В  In conjunction withВ Eight, Eighteen, Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator, Hammer Museum, UCLA, and the artists will discuss aspects of the exhibition in a public talk on a date and location to be announced.В 

About Teresa Hubbard / Alexander BirchlerВ 
Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler work in expanded fields of video and photography. Their exhibition project history includes the Venice Biennial; the Tate Museum Liverpool; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; National Portrait Gallery London; Hamburger Bahnhof-Museum fГјr Gegenwart, Berlin; Reina Sofia Museum Madrid; Kunsthaus Graz and the Mori Museum Tokyo. Hubbard / Birchler’s work is held in numerous public collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D. C.; Kunsthaus Zurich; Modern Art Museum Fort Worth; Museum of Fine Arts Houston and Kunstmuseum / Museum fГјr Gegenwartskunst Basel. The artists would like to gratefully acknowledge Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York and Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin for their support of this exhibition.

About The Linda Pace Foundation
The Linda Pace Foundation is committed to the charitable vision of its founder. Guided by the donor’s conviction that contemporary art is essential to a dynamic society, the Linda Pace Foundation fosters the creation, presentation, and understanding of innovative expression through contemporary art. Grants support the operation of Artpace, CHRISpark, the public exhibition of Pace’s contemporary art collection, and the work of contemporary artists.


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