Archives for posts tagged ‘nostalgia’

Ericka Beckman

Ericka Beckman Work from her exhibition at Galerie 1m3. “Throughout her three-deade career, Ericka Beckman’s playful yet formally demanding films have challenged traditional esthetics and cultural narration codes. Superimposing a fairy tales lexicon on the structures and codes of traditional games, her work is a sharp criticism of the rites of learning in Western societies. […]

Eugenia Maximova

Eugenia Maximova Work from Associated Nostalgia “Kitsch and the human propensity for exaggerating have always fascinated me,” says Eugenia Maximova, who was born behind the Iron curtain, in the Bulgarian city of ruse on the banks of the river Danube. “Many of my childhood memories relate to kitsch. It was on open display in almost […]

Oliver Laric

Oliver Laric Work from Holograms. “Laric’s series of hologram stickered PET sheets employ overlapping layers of small circular holograms that act as signatures. Commissioned by the artist, these holograms were produced in the thousands by factories in Shenzhen, China, a region renowned for the manufacturing and produciton of both official and bootleg goods. The hologram […]

Dina Kelberman

Dina Kelberman Work from Smoke and Fire online @ The New Museum. “Dina Kelberman’s new work Smoke & Fire (2013) reflects a reinvigorated impulse towards collecting on the part of contemporary artists. Kelberman’s original website features an ever-growing grid of gifs (at the time of launch, there are seven hundred total)—each one an image of […]

Lutz Bacher

Lutz Bacher From her recent exhibition at Ratio 3. “…Her newer work is more polished, but equally weird: hundreds of light, bouncy, black rubber balls roll around the concrete floor; framed prints of nebulae are spaced widely apart on the walls; a very dark and shiny image of waiting-until-marriage abstinence vampire Robert Pattinson hangs drearily […]

Gabriele Beveridge

Gabriele Beveridge Work from her oeuvre. “…Locations normally seen out of the corner of the eye. The happy themes of advertising removed to a slightly off centre context, where the falseness in the smile becomes foregrounded. Imagery from other eras where both the treatment of the subject and the physical elements of the photography (film […]

Agnes Meyer-Brandis

Agnes Meyer-Brandis Work from Moon Goose Colony. “Agnes Meyer-Brandis’s poetic-scientific investigations weave fact, imagination, storytelling and myth, past, present and future. In Moon Goose Analogue: Lunar Migration Bird Facility, a major commission, the artist develops an ongoing narrative based on the book The Man in the Moone, written by the English bishop Francis Godwin in […]

Philippe Ramette

Phillipe Ramette Work from is oeuvre “Philippe Ramette has always appeared to me as a kind of flying saucer in the contested landscape of contemporary art. Just consider the generation of artists who began to show their work in the nineties: his remove is evident, both in terms of formal resources and in the nature of his […]

Sarah Samy

Sarah Samy Work from Exploring Error. “An exploration of technical errors, beyond the notion of image failure. The shifting presence and absence of sound in the video was produced along the process of bending, not imposed. None of the clips were edited; only selected, cropped and collected together, aiming to hide the original source and […]

Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied

Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied “Once Upon are three important contemporary web sites, recreated with technology and spirit of late 1997, according to the memories of Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied. They created a 1997 version of Google+, YouTube and facebook, all optimized for Netscape Navigator 4.03, running under Windows 95. Of course you can view them with a browser that still […]