Susan Hiller’ Lost and Found at PAMM

Fri 14 Oct, 2016 - Sun 4 Jun, 2017


Susan Hiller  is an influential pioneer of multimedia installation art recognized for her early adoption of video as an artistic medium and for her ability to transform conventional gallery spaces into haunting, immersive environments. Hiller combines the archival tendencies of conceptual art with an emphasis on psychologically charged subjects, from war memorials to paranormal phenomena. Commissioned by Pérez Art Museum Miami and making its debut in this exhibition, Hiller’s video Lost and Found features an audio collage of voices speaking in 23 different languages, including Aramaic, Comanche, Livonian and other extinct or endangered idioms. Many of the anecdotes, songs, arguments, memories, and conversations that the voices relay revolve around the theme of language itself.

Major retrospectives of Hiller’s work have been organized by the Institute for Contemporary Art, London and Tate Britain, London. Other solo exhibitions have been presented at venues including The Jewish Museum, New York; Generali Foundation, Vienna; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; Museo Serralves, Porto, Portugal; Freud Museum, London; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; and Serpentine Gallery, London, among others. Hiller is a recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship in Visual Art Practice, the Gulbenkian Foundation Visual Arts Award and the Berlin DAAD Fellowship. Her work is in numerous major museum collections.

Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132

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