© Kerry Tribe
© 2010 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Richard-Max Tremblay
© Andrew Pielage
Scottsdale Arts Community
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Any guest showing their Hotel Valley Ho room key at SMoCA can gain free admission for two through December 31, 2014. The museum is located less than a mile from the hotel, at 7374 E. 2nd St.
Prologue: Covert Operations
September 2 - 22
As the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 have catalyzed geopolitics today, so the Cold War set America’s course in the second half of the last century. Prologue presents films by Jenny Perlin and Kerry Tribe that commingle factual research and artistic license, re-creating Cold War crises that are important background for many artworks in Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns.
Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns
September 28 - January 11
This is the first major survey of a generation of artists working in the violent and uncertain decade following the 9/11 terrorist attacks to collect and reveal previously unreported information. This group of international artists includes Ahmed Basiony, Thomas Demand, Hasan Elahi, Harun Farocki, Jenny Holzer, Trevor Paglen and Taryn Simon. They use legal procedures as well as traditional research methods and resources such as the Freedom of Information Act, government archives, field research and insider connections, to create sophisticated artworks that push beyond conventional thinking.
Featured Lobby Art
Two photographic prints of the Westward Ho hotel by Andrew Pielage are on display in the lobby. The Westward Ho in Downtown Phoenix was the sister property to Hotel Valley Ho when it first opened. Andrew's prints are available for purchase, and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the full Westward Ho series