Archives for posts tagged ‘political’

Hito Steyerl

Hito Steyerl Work from “How Not To Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational Installation” at Andrew Kreps, New York. “The Andrew Kreps Gallery is pleased to present How Not To Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational Installation, an exhibition by Berlin-based artist Hito Steyerl.  The exhibition features two videos as well as sculptural-photographic objects, and is […]

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 […]

Walid Raad

Walid Raad Work from The Atlas Group and Scratching on things I could disavow. “Walid Raad’s first major exhibition in a French museum covers two of his long-term projects: The Atlas Group (1989-2004) and Scratching on Things I could Disavow (2007-ongoing). The Atlas Group (1989 – 2004) was a project Raad initiated in 1989 – […]

Christian Philipp Müller

Christian Philipp Müller Work from his oeuvre. “When Charles Ephrussi received A Bunch of Asparagus painted by Édouard Manet in 1880, he paid Manet 200 francs more than the 800 francs originally agreed upon — apparently because he was so pleased with the result. Pleased in turn by the unexpected increase in his fee, Manet sent his […]

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: […]