A Spy in the House that Ruth Built
SD video, B&W/color, stereo
March 6 – April 5, 2020
(Schaufenster am Hofgarten & online)
In her 1989 film A Spy in the House that Ruth Built, American artist Vanalyne Green, by taking to the popular iconography of baseball, explores the prevailing conception of masculinity in order to subvert it through her voyeuristically female gaze.
Installation view: Schaufenster, Kunstverein München, Munich, 2020. Courtesy Kunstverein München e.V., Vanalyne Green, and LUX, London. Photo: Sebastian Kissel
Video stills: Vanalyne Green, A Spy in the House that Ruth Built, 1989. Courtesy Vanalyne Green and LUX, London.