Kerry Tribe, Standardized Patient, 2017 (detail, production still); commissioned by SFMOMA, courtesy the artist and 1301PE, Los Angeles; © Kerry Tribe; photo: courtesy the artist and 1301 PE, Los Angeles
Exhibition

New Work: Kerry Tribe

October 7, 2017–February 25, 2018

Floor 4

New Work: Kerry Tribe premieres an SFMOMA commission by the Los Angeles–based artist and filmmaker that offers insight into the work of Standardized Patients—professional actors who portray patients in a simulated clinical environment as part of medical students’ training. The multi-channel video installation explores questions of empathy, communication, and performance, and was developed through Tribe’s close collaboration with professional clinicians, communication experts, and Standardized Patients at Stanford University and the University of Southern California. In this, Tribe’s first solo exhibition at a major U.S. museum, the artist builds upon her history of engaging individuals from the acting and medical communities and exploring the willing suspension of disbelief.

Generous support for the New Work series is provided by Alka and Ravin Agrawal, SFMOMA’s Contemporaries, Adriane Iann and Christian Stolz and Robin Wright and Ian Reeves.

Entry to this exhibition is included with general admission.

Header image: Kerry Tribe, Standardized Patient, 2017 (detail, production still); commissioned by SFMOMA, courtesy the artist and 1301PE, Los Angeles; © Kerry Tribe; photo: courtesy the artist and 1301 PE, Los Angeles

Exhibition Preview

  • A row of doctors in white coats stand outside doors along a corridor

    Kerry Tribe, Standardized Patient, 2017 (production still); commissioned by SFMOMA, courtesy the artist and 1301PE, Los Angeles; © Kerry Tribe; photo: courtesy the artist and 1301 PE, Los Angeles

  • A woman in a black suit and a man in a white doctor's coat sit facing each other in a hosptial room

    Kerry Tribe, Standardized Patient, 2017 (production still); commissioned by SFMOMA, courtesy the artist and 1301PE, Los Angeles; © Kerry Tribe; photo: courtesy the artist and 1301 PE, Los Angeles

  • Several doctors in white coats stand behind a man lying in a hospital bed with his eyes closed

    Kerry Tribe, Standardized Patient, 2017 (production still); commissioned by SFMOMA, courtesy the artist and 1301PE, Los Angeles; © Kerry Tribe; photo: courtesy the artist and 1301 PE, Los Angeles

New Work at SFMOMA

Since 1987, SFMOMA's New Work series has provided a platform for experimentation: a space for artists to develop or premiere a body of work or present existing work in a new context.