55th Venice Biennale 2013 – Sharon Hayes

Video interview published by BiennaleChannel, 2013.

Interview with Sharon Hayes at the Venice Biennale 2013 (above). Sharon Hayes discusses her video work on gay adolescents sexuality, presented at the 55th International Art Exhibition, The Encyclopedic Palace (2013).

About Sharon Hayes

Over the past ten years, Sharon Hayes has been engaged in an art practice that uses multiple mediums—video, performance, and installation—in ongoing investigation into various intersections between history, politics and speech. Her work is concerned with developing new representational strategies that examine and interrogate the present political moment, not as a moment without historical foundation but as one that is always allegorical, a moment that reaches simultaneously backwards and forwards. To this aim, she employs conceptual and methodological approaches borrowed from artistic and academic practices such as theater, film, anthropology, linguistics, and journalism.