Archive for the 'Artists' Category

Adán Vallecillo: Topografías I & II and Segmentario

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Topografía I

Topografías I & II and Segmentario, projects by artist Adán Vallecillo, were presented last February at the ARCO Madrid art Fair, Solo Projects section.[...]

Hannes Zebedin

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Hannes Zebedin: Political Minimalism at AREA

This past November AREA: Lugar de Proyectos invited Austrian artist Hannes Zebedin (Lienz, 1976) to take up residence in AREA’s exhibition space in Caguas, Puerto Rico,  where he created a series of site-specific minimal interventions resulting from first-hand observation and investigation (through casual conversations) of the island’s political and socio-economic climate. Zebedin, a seasoned traveler, is often invited to international spaces and institutions to create temporary interventions that respond to particular political contexts, redefined and interpreted through the discerning eye of the ‘foreigner’ or ‘stranger.’ In this particular context, Puerto Rico’s elegantly worded yet ambiguous political status figured predominantly in Zebedin’s work.[...]

Sexual Deployment: Regina José Galindo

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Performance art lends itself to the utilization of the body as a resource, a space for discussion and a mechanism for discourse. Regina José Galindo is a Guatemalan performance artist that uses her body to denounce social and political injustices, but also to address issues related to sexuality and women.[...]

Sexual Deployment: Janine Antoni

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

For today’s installment of Sexual Deployment: The Body as Method for Discourse we present work from artist Janine Antoni. Antoni utilizes her body as both a mechanism for making art and an art object. Antoni sculpts with her teeth and even paints with her hair, exploring the physicality of the body as well as social and cultural constructions of femininity.[...]

Sexual Deployment: Ryoko Suzuki

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

The title Sexual Deployment is taken from Michel Foucault’s seminal work The History of Sexuality, where he analyzes the politics of power surrounding our approach to sexuality. In it, Foucault defines what he calls ‘the deployment of alliance’ and ‘the deployment of sexuality,’ two opposing systems that address sexuality in completely different ways and where power is a game that centers on the body.[...]

Sexual Deployment: Hannah Wilke

Monday, July 5th, 2010

We want to provide our readers with more than just news on artists and exhibitions, that’s why once a month we will bring you one full week dedicated to a particular theme or subject, presenting contemporary artists within a curatorial, conceptual or theoretical framework. Sexual Deployment: The Body as Method for Discourse presents five women artists that use their bodies as a political and social space to address issues of sexuality, feminism and femininity.[...]

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