AK Burns

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 5:30pm

Sculpture Critique Room 3
1000 W. Broad St., first floor
Richmond, VA

A.K. Burns is an interdisciplinary artists who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Currently she is visiting faculty in the Sculpture + Extended Media department at Virginia Commonwealth University.

“Using video, sculpture, collage, performance and publishing, I celebrate possibility because realness is drag. The present and ‘self’ are both gigantic collaborations, and the trauma of such group work is inevitable. With levity, perversity and the use of tropes I contend with the socio-political anxieties that form from the codependency of archive and body.”

Burns is a founding member of the artists activist group W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy), and co-editor of RANDY, an annual trans-feminist arts magazine. The feature-length socio-sexual video, Community Action Center made in collaboration with A.L. Steiner was first shown at Taxter & Spengemann, NY in 2010. The work has since screened internationally at venues such as the Tate Modern, London; The Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Andy Warhol Museum, PA; Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, OR. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition ‘Pregnant Patron Penny Pot’ at Callicoon Fine Arts, NY; a two-person show with Haim Steinbach at The Artists Institute, NY; ‘You never look at me from the place from which I see you’, Sculpture Center, Queens, NY; and forthcoming at ‘A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial,’ International Center of Photography, NY.

A.K. Burns received a BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I and an MFA, Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. Burns is represented by Callicoon Fine Arts.

Saturday, April 27th at 2pm Byrd Theater
2908 W. Cary Street
Richmond, VA

A free screening of Community Action Center, 2010, the feature length socio-sexual video work by A.K. Burns + A.L. Steiner. Followed by Q&A.

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