Archives for posts tagged ‘historical’

Amie Siegel

Amie Siegel Stills from “Provenance“. “The first image in Amie Siegel’s alluring but problematic 40-minute video Provenance (2013) is of Stanley Gardens, a short road in West London. It’s an establishing shot for an interior: a minimally decorated townhouse with furniture by, among others, Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret. In succession we visit other residences […]

Yuri Pattison

Yuri Pattison Stills from RELiable COMmunications. “Through the prism of the 1991 attempted coup d’état in Russia to bring down Mikhail Gorbachev’s government and restore hard-line Communist Party rule, Yuri Pattison’s newest work, RELiable COMmunication, repositions 2013′s defining story: Edward Snowden’s revelations about the U.S. National Security Agency’s global surveillance operations. When one scrolls through the project, the […]

Karen Kilimnik

  Karen Kilimnik From top to bottom: The Matterhorn at Night, Dreamland, 9pm, 3am, Zermatt (2007), The Perch (2003), Candle Burning (1996), The North Face (2005) “Kilimnik was first acclaimed for her so-called scatter-art installations of various bits of pop cultural detritus strewn about a gallery space to create a sensibility somewhere between the postminimalism of Robert Morris and Barry […]

Sam Durant

Sam Durant Work from Proposal for Public Fountain at Sadie Coles. “Sam Durant’s third exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ, Proposal for Public Fountain, centres on a fountain sculpted from black marble – a prototype for a larger installation in a public setting – together with a series of related graphite drawings. The structure features a reproduction of an armoured water cannon, which […]

Ingrid Hora

Ingrid Hora Work from her oeuvre. “Die Wende (“The Turn” in German) is the story of a group of women from former East Germany who are training to perform a particular movement in synchronized swimming, called “die Wende,” in which the swimmer makes an underwater backwards loop. The women, most of them over 60, are part […]

Bettina Buck

Bettina Buck Work from her oeuvre. “Buck’s practice is decidedly anti-modernist working with assemblage, collage and reconfigurations of existing, mundane, often found materials; regularly reclaiming industrial or industrially produced components. Materials and objects with traces of an alternative history and existence – carpet, found posters, aged foam, latex, plastic are selected, re-imagined and combined to […]

Magdalena Jetelova

Magdalena Jetelova Work from her oeuvre “Magdalena Jetelova used illuminated lines to expose communication structure of the landscape; Crossing King’s Cross – she uses lights to map out the future path of a train route as well as natural changes (in the Island Project / Islandský projekt – she enlists lasers to draw attention to the […]

Hui-min Tsen

Hui-min Tsen Work from Western Plural “Western Plural is a series of portraits of legendary figures from the Mythic West. The project emerged as an exploration of history as layers of mentally constructed narratives. I created the images by manipulating historical portraits and movie stills, accentuating key elements such as the hands, guns, eyes, feathers, […]