Archives for posts tagged ‘performative’

Valie Export

Valie Export Work from her oeuvre. “The black-and-white images here are far more quiet. In them the artist uses her body as a kind of measuring or pointing device, leaving us to decide exactly what she is pointing at. She crouches in corners, presses against walls and lies along the ledges of an imposing 19th-century […]

Shahryar Nashat

Shahryar Nashat Work from his oeuvre. “Shahryar Nashat’s previous work has investigated his interest in art collections, reproductions of works of art, as well as questions relating to appropriation and artistic reuse, display issues and apparatus. Lighting, plinths, pedestals, and the mode of positing and projecting all play pivotal roles in Nashat’s video installations, sculptures […]

Mike Ruiz

Mike Ruiz Work from his oeuvre. For a little extra context see here. “The work is not original. I mean it is original in the sense that it is mine, and I made it, but I didn’t make the pieces of which it is constructed, those are all found. For me the process of exploring […]

Esther Shalev-Gerz

Esther Shalev-Gerz Work from her oeuvre. “Esther Shalev-Gerz takes an intuitive approach to the portrait, which she apprehends as a possible reflection of a person, place or event that in itself is never stable or definitive. She is interested in people and in what they say or do not say (their silence) – in their […]

Aleksandra Mir

Aleksandra Mir Work from her oeuvre. Mir is performing at Exit Art tonight. Below is an interview from the Venice Biennale with Roberto Balò & Lorenzo Capanni. The first question is obviously: what are you going to show at the Biennale? I have printed 1 million fake postcards of Venice, entitled “VENEZIA (all places contain all […]