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Jennifer Steinkamp: Mike Kelley Projection...

October 19 – 26, 2014

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Albright-Knox Gallery
Jennifer Steinkamp

March 14 – June 29, 2008

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Rhizome Seven on Seven Conference Jennifer Steinkamp & Rana el Kaliouby

May 14 2016

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Women Are Taking Over This Year's 'Seven on Seven' Conference

April 16 2016

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The Los Angeles Times

July 15, 2014

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Architectural Digest

February 24, 2014

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South China Morning Post

February 13, 2014

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June 21, 2012

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December 1, 2011

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San Diego City Beat

April 5, 2011

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January 20, 2011

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Switched

September 11, 2010

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Whitewall

September 10, 2010

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Interview

September 7, 2010

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August 31, 2010

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March 31, 2010

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Flavorpill's Daily Dose

January 28, 2009

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Men.Style.com Jennifer's Flowers

September 5, 2008

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The Moment: The New York Times blog The Insider | Jennifer Steinkamp

September 3, 2008

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Art + Auction Making Noise

August 31, 2008

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Los Angeles Times Jennifer Steinkamp dazzles at ACME

June 13, 2008

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NYTimes-T Magazine

October 1, 2007

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July 1, 2007

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Art in America

March 1, 2007

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January 2, 2007

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July 1, 2005

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June 1, 2004

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April 1, 2004

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Frieze

April 1, 2004

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Art in America

December 1, 2003

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February 1, 2003

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January 1, 2003

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Los Angeles Times

December 20, 2002

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March 3, 2000

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Artweek

October 1, 1998

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August 1, 1997

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Jennifer Steinkamp at Lehmann Maupin
By Lilly Wei

Los Angeles-based Jennifer Steinkamp, a new-media artist of great technical finesse, has reprised and refined the dancing trees she projected so spectacularly onto the historic walls of the sixth-century Yerebatan Cistern at last year\'s Istanbul Biennial. While it seemed that no other site could be as breath-taking as the dark, colonnaded, underground reservoir built by the Romans, Steinkamp, with this equally mesmerizing white-box presentation, proved that it was not merely the grandeur of the Cistern that made her work the showstopper that it was.

Dervish, her latest project, was inspired by the whirling dervishes of the Mehlavi sect of Sufism, founded by the Persian poet Rumi. Each of the four digitally animated video projections occupied its own wall and consisted of an image of a single, sensuously swaying tree that scaled the height of the gallery. Seemingly rooted to the floor, the slender branches twisted and turned ecstatically, first one way, then another, in a charged, rhythmically repetitive choreography that was utterly hypnotic.

The luminous trees appeared as if glass-blown, from bare to tender green and rose, to autumnal incandescence, representing the seasons. They glowed like apparitions against a black ground that dissolved the walls of the gallery, restructuring the space into haunting, infinity mode. Steinkamp created a fiction so convincing that the visual gyrations seemed to create a breeze, the collision of intangible, crystalline leaves almost audible. There may be the danger that it's too beautiful, but even so, it's nearly impossible to resist its eye-catching, Rumi-esque "sweet-madness."