Sondra Perry, IT’S IN THE GAME ‘17 or Mirror Gag for Vitrine and Projection, 2017.

ONLINE: IT'S IN THE GAME '17 Screening with Q&A


This special livestreaming of IT'S IN THE GAME '17 or Mirror Gag for Vitrine and Projection (16:32 min., 2017) by Sondra Perry is followed by a conversation between the artist and Hammer chief curator Connie Butler.

Part of the Hammer Contemporary Collection and previously presented in the 2019 Hammer exhibition Celebration of Our Enemies, IT’S IN THE GAME '17 contrasts the colonialist histories of art museums with the true story of Perry’s twin brother’s likeness being used without permission in an NCAA March Madness video game.

IT'S IN THE GAME '17 Screening with Q&A


Sondra Perry, IT'S IN THE GAME ’17 or Mirror Gag for Vitrine and Projection, 2017. Digital video projection (color, sound) in a room painted Rosco chroma-key blue. 16:20 min. (loop). Commissioned by the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, for the exhibition Myths of the Marble. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Purchased through the Board of Overseers Acquisition Fund. © Sondra Perry

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