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Black Box: Sharon Hayes

From March 15, 2015 — October 11, 2015

Artist Sharon Hayes, renowned for her politically charged live performances and video works, ignites an engrossing, candid conversation about sexuality and gender identity in Ricerche: three.

The film was inspired by Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1964 film Comizi d’amore (Love Meetings), a feature-length documentary exploring Italians’ attitudes towards sex.

Ricerche: three received a special mention from the Golden Lion award committee at the 2013 Venice Biennale.

Run Time: 38 minutes

Curated by

Kristen Hileman, Curator of Contemporary Art

Project Partners

Presented in collaboration with The Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Advanced Media Studies (CAMS) and the Museums and Society program.

This is the BMA’s third collaboration with CAMS, which brings internationally recognized media artists to Baltimore.

A group of college-aged girls talking excitedly among themselves.

Sharon Hayes. Still from Ricerche: three. 2013. © Sharon Hayes. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin.