Aida Ruilova, Lulu, 2007. Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York.

Aïda Ruilova: The Singles 1999 - Now

 

EXHIBITION: MAY 29 – AUGUST 7, 2008

 

Art Matters!
Conversation about Aïda Ruilova between Paul Ha and
AAM Director and Chief Curator Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson

 

New York-based artist Aïda Ruilova's videos combine classical cinematic devices with a distinctively low-tech sensibility, quick cuts and rhythmic, jarring soundtracks to create works that exist in the space between sound and image. Drawing equally from B-movie aesthetics and classic montage cinema, Ruilova creates dark, moody, narrative works that ruminate on psychology and memory. Ruilova is one of a young generation of artists who employ media in innovative ways with a do-it-yourself aesthetic, often drawing upon contexts-like cinema, music, and popular culture-that exist outside the art world.

Co-organized by the Aspen Art Museum and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Aïda Ruilova: The Singles 1999 - Now-a selective survey of her work since 1999-will be her first one-person museum presentation. The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue.

 

Aïda Ruilova Catalogue

Aïda Ruilova: The Singles 1999 - Now is co-organized by the Aspen Art Museum and Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. The Aspen Art Museum presentation of the exhibition is funded in part by the AAM National Council with additional underwriting provided by Jill and Jay Bernstein. Exhibition publications are underwritten by Toby Lewis. AAM Art Talks are part of the Questrom Lecture Series.