Eve Sussman and Rufus Corporation
British-American, born 1961
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Winkleman Gallery at Moving Image London,
Winkleman Gallery
Yuri's Office,
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts

Eve Sussman’s 89 Seconds at Alcázar, a mesmerizing video re-creation of the painting of Diego Velázquez’s Las Meninas (1656), was a breakout hit of the 2004 Whitney Biennial. Sussman has continued to create work under the rubric Rufus Corporation, her collaborative think tank and ensemble of performers and artists. Noted for their lavish narratives told through gesture and group dynamics, Sussman’s brilliantly shot and edited films combine lush imagery, shifts in time, definition, and speed, and art-historical allusions (2007’s The Rape of the Sabine Women references Neoclassical history paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, Nicolas Poussin, and Jacques-Louis David). “I am less interested in our specific ‘times’ and more interested in ubiquitous anti-temporal problems within which we are all trapped,” Sussman has said. “[…] It’s about things that are timeless—human emotions are not improved …

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