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A supplement edition of POST dedicated exclusively to Commercial Break, a video art intervention for the 54th Venice Biennale curated by Neville Wakefield, and produced in conjunction with Moscow’s Garage Center for Contemporary Culture.
Featuring the work of over 150 established and emerging artists, Commercial Break is a constantly reforming and randomly sequenced stream of artist’s ideas, suggesting a world in which content moves at the speed of advertising and attention itself is the ultimate product. Since the early days of Pop, art has drawn direct influence from the language of advertising in the creation of hybrid collisions of high and low cultural forms. Nowhere are these collisions more evident than in the city of Venice, host to the most important event in the international art calendar – the Venice Biennale.
Steeped in history and tourism, Venice is a city of contradictions, a place where every two years art and the traditions of the past play host to the provocations of the present. It is a city of commerce without commercials – a place that advertises only itself: the art, architecture and culture on which it has been built and to which it plays host. Commercial Break is a dramatic intervention within that landscape – existing as both a giant video billboard on Venice’s Grand Canal, and as a special edition of POST. Whether commentating on the culture of self-promotion within the art world or the creation of wants and desires outside of it, Commercial Break plays upon our perceptions of art and commerce.
With work from Marina Abramovic, Dan Colen, Maurizio Cattelan, Cyprien Gaillard, Barbara Kruger, Helmut Lang, Erik Van Lieshout, Linder, Raymond Pettibon, Richard Prince, Rob Pruitt, Collier Schorr, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Ryan Trecartin, Piotr Uklanski, Francesco Vezzoli, Gillian Wearing, Aaron Young and 131 other artists through a series of updates over the five month duration of the biennale, the project exhibits not just the work, but also the tendencies of a global culture steeped in the free flow of information and ideas – Commercial Break is the pavilion of the 21st Century.
*More content and multiple language options to be delivered with updates
For more information surrounding Commercial Break and Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, please visit www.garageccc.com
- Category: Lifestyle
- Released: May 31, 2011
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 726 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Meri Media Limited
- © 2011 MERI Media Ltd.
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