Film screening. Art in the Twenty-first Century. Consumption. 56 min.
Saturday, 27 September, 17:00
This episode presents a reassessment of consumer culture, not as society’s greatest vice, but as the key to studying its history, as well as a source of artistic inspiration. Conceptual artist Mel Chin breathes new life into things deemed useless or dysfunctional, like polluted land or burnt houses. Andrea Zittel creates universally applicable objects designed to change our lives for the better – from multi-functional furniture sets to an actual island-home for living and travelling in. African-American artist Michael Ray Charles works with issues and objects belonging to the past and related to the exploitation of black stereotypes. In his films and games, video artist Matthew Barney subverts everyday reality by playfully allocating social roles and emphasizing the cult of consumerism and the capitalist lifestyle in general.
In the framework of the Art in the Twenty-first Century Film Program
Films will be shown on English with Russian subtitles.
Venue: Garage Education Center
Kindly supported by Dornbracht
This event is part of ART21 Access 100 Artist, a worldwide initiative providing unprecedented access to contemporary artists through screenings of ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Seasons 1-6. ART21 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the world a more creative place through the work and words of living artists.