Archives for posts tagged ‘political’

Harun Farocki

Harun Farocki Stills from “Images of War (at a Distance)” “Harun Farocki: Images of War (at a Distance) marks the first comprehensive solo exhibition of Berlin-based artist Harun Farocki (b. 1944, German-annexed Czechoslovakia) in a U.S. museum, and features the U.S. premiere of Serious Games I–IV (2009–10), a four–part video installation at the center of the exhibition. The […]

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 […]

Allora & Calzadilla

Allora & Calzadilla Work from Fault Lines @ Fondazione Nicola Trussardi. “Allora & Calzadilla have developed an experimental and interdisciplinary body of work, linking different elements and languages—such as sculpture, photography, performance, music, sound, and video—which are combined to explore the psychological, political, and social geography of contemporary globalized culture. Their practice investigates pivotal concepts […]

Shilpa Gupta

Shilpa Gupta Work from her oeuvre. “Shilpa Gupta creates artwork using a variety of media including video, objects, photography, sound and performances to examine such themes as desire, conflict, militarism, security, technology and human rights. Gupta’s application of technology in her works reveals her interest in how various media affect our understanding of the political realm. Considering technology […]

Goshka Macuga

Goshka Macuga Work from her oeuvre. “Goshka Macuga (born in 1967) is an interdisciplinary artist working across a variety of media, including sculpture, installation, photography, architecture and design. She fuses various sources together into one cohesive, meaningful narrative. The Polish-born artist now lives and works in London, having completed her studies at the Central Saint Martins School […]

Yto Barrada

Yto Barrada Work from her oeuvre. “Barrada’s work – photographs, films, publications, installations and objects – reflects the peculiar situation of her hometown, Tangier, and the way notions of local and global are articulated there. At the northern tip of Morocco, Tangier is a city of several frontiers. One border is the Strait of Gibraltar: […]

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 […]

Faiza Butt

Faiza Butt Work from her oeuvre. “Butt’s work travels through global visual culture—drawing influence through time and space. She deftly implements the aesthetic signifiers of media, advertising and fine art to create an aesthetic that is uniquely her own, yet utterly familiar.  Known for her technique of repetitive mark-making, reminiscent of both pointillism and the […]

Cady Noland

Cady Noland Work from her oeuvre. “Michèle Cone: Practically every piece I have seen of yours in group shows or in your one-person shows projects a sense of violence, via signs of confinement — enclosures, gates, boxes, or the aftermath of accident, murder, fighting, boxing, or as in your recent cut-out and pop-up pieces — […]

Hans Haacke

Hans Haacke Work from his oeuvre. “One of Haacke’s urgent concerns is the expanding relationship between corporations and museums. Another is the business ventures of major collectors and patrons in countries like South Africa. In the 1985 ”Buhrlesque,” his and hers shoes, each with a candle pointed upward out of the heel like an antiaircraft […]