Rodrigo Valenzuela: Video Works on view in the Nancy Hyatt Liddle Gallery features two video works by multi-disciplinary artist Rodrigo Valenzuela. A former day laborer in landscape, construction, and other sectors, Valenzuela frequently draws an analogy between soccer goalkeepers and his former job on an overnight cleaning crew in office buildings. In the two videos on view, Prole (2015) and El Sísifo (2015), sports provide a backdrop for investigating issues of race, labor, solidarity, and workers’ agency.
Support for the University Art Museum exhibitions and programs is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Harpo Foundation, the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, The University at Albany Foundation, the University Auxiliary Services at Albany, the Robin Kanson Lewis ’70 Exhibition Endowment Fund, and the Jack and Gertrude Horan Memorial Endowment Fund for Student Outreach.
Image credit: Rodrigo Valenzuela, El Sisifo (Sisyphus) (still), 2015, HD video, 11:02 minutes, image courtesy of the artist