The New York Jewish Film Festival Presents

Artist Focus: Mary Reid Kelley


Thursday, December 8, 2016
6:30 – 8 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

The New York Jewish Film Festival, co-presented by the Jewish Museum and Film Society of Lincoln Center in January, presents its off-season “Artist Focus” series, spotlighting artists whose work transcends the domains of visual arts and cinema. 2016 MacArthur Fellow Mary Reid Kelley, together with her collaborator Patrick Kelley, will present and discuss recent video work with Jens Hoffmann, Director of Special Exhibitions and Public Programs, The Jewish Museum, and Curator for Special Programs, New York Jewish Film Festival.

Mary Reid Kelley combines painting, performance, and her distinctive wordplay-rich poetry in polemical, graphically stylized videos. Made in collaboration with her partner Patrick Kelley, these videos have been exhibited in solo exhibitions at the Hammer Museum, the ICA Boston, the Neuer Kunstverein Wien, and SITE Santa Fe. Upcoming European solo exhibitions include Kunsthalle Bremen and Museum M, Leuven. Their video work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, W Magazine, La Reppublica, Vogue, The New Yorker, Artforum, Flash Art, Frieze, ARTnews, and Art in America. Mary and Patrick live and work in upstate New York. Their most recent film, This Is Offal (2016), won the Baloise Prize at Art Basel. Mary Reid Kelley is also a recipient of a 2016 MacArthur Fellowship.

Free with Pay-What-You-Want Admission; RSVP Recommended

Mary Reid Kelley, Saddie, the Saddest Sadist, 2009. SD video with sound. 7:23 minutes. Courtesy of Fredericks & Freiser, NY.


New York Jewish Film Festival Presents Artist Focus: Mary Reid Kelley at the Jewish Museum