Rufus Corporation

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Rufus Corporation

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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 with technology or in the history of art.” Recently, Rufus Corporation has experimented with computer-generated sequencing to create more open-ended video works.

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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 with technology or in the history of art.” Recently, Rufus Corporation has experimented with computer-generated sequencing to create more open-ended video works.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)