Brüggemann explores a variety of mediums including sculpture, video, painting, and drawing. He frequently employs text, demonstrating a pop aesthetic while maintaining a critical attitude towards the sociological context from which it is derived.
For this exhibition, on view until April 30th, Brüggemann presents Headlines & Last Line in the Movies, a site-specific installation that covers the gallery walls with mirrored panels. On these mirrors, written with spray paint, are a list of recent newspaper headlines and a selection from the final dialogue of dramatic movies. A series of fluorescent light sculptures mounted upon the ceiling by Brüggemann illuminates the exhibition. Myriad contrasts and communalities are revealed within this work. Brüggemann selects text from both newspapers and the cinema, therefore juxtaposing reality and fiction. Both movies and the news are important reflections of our culture that not only influence, but also manipulate the public’s comprehension of society. To the artist, the text of Headlines & Last Line in the Movies function as maxims, seducing our innermost unconscious.
Stefan Brüggemann (b. 1975, Mexico City) currently lives and works between Mexico City and London. His recent solo exhibitions include: Black Box, curated by Philippe Pirotte and Eva González-Sancho, Kunsthalle Bern and Frac Bourgogne, Dijon, France, 2008. Recent group exhibitions include: Escultura Social: New Generation of Art from Mexico City, MCA, Chicago, 2007; Nothing, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 2006; Off-key, curated by Philippe Pirotte, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland, 2006; and Beck’s Futures Award, ICA, London, 2006. Recent publications include: JRP Ringier publication edited by Nicolas de Oliveira with essays by Chris Kraus, Michael Bracewell and Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith.
Images and text provided by Yvon Lambert Gallery