Mogul is Mobil Volume III Redux, 1975/2022, 5

In Person:

Susan Mogul

April 24 and 25, 2024

Who is Susan Mogul? Part of the answer to this question can be found in the pioneering video artworks she made in the early 1970s, which took the form of a performative autobiography staged before the camera. If what we see is to be believed, Susan Mogul is a decidedly witty feminist with an engaging and expressive laugh whose work focuses on the process of mediated self-questioning. In addition to herself, she also focuses on her social environment in an almost organic way: mother, father, siblings, friends, neighbors, comrades-in-arms, and the stories of numerous men, which are often characterized by intimate distances and an exploration of different kinds of relationships.
"The conflict in establishing one's identity in relation to a group – be it family or culture in general – was a fundamental theme in my work. I tried to define and simultaneously deconstruct my self-image through humorous autobiographical anecdotes." (Susan Mogul)
The legendary Feminist Art Program initiated by Judy Chicago at the California Institute of the Arts, followed by the Feminist Studio Workshop at the Woman's Building in Los Angeles are just two stages in her biography reflected in her works of art, which include video, photography, mail art, installation, and performance. Mogul currently lives in Los Angeles. (Dietmar Schwärzler)

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