Victory Over the Sun, The Poetics and Politics of Eclipse, KMAC, Louisville, KY

Bigert & Bergström participates with their film Moment of Silence in the group exhibition Victory Over the Sun, The Poetics and Politics of Eclipse
KMAC, Louisville, KY
August 19 - December 3, 2017, 2nd Floor Gallery
 
Throughout history total solar eclipses have aroused feelings of awe and sparked fears of impending doom and destruction. Ancient cultures believed the darkened daytime sky of the Moon overtaking the Sun was an ominous signal that the gods were in a quarrel. The occurrence of the sun’s temporary erasure in Kentucky, during The Great American Eclipse of 2017, provides a backdrop for an exhibition of drawing, painting, sculpture, video and photography that explores literal and figurative notions of darkness, shadow and light.
 
Victory Over the Sun takes into account the cosmic phenomenon and a host of other meanings that are held within the word eclipse. Artists who engage in acts of silencing, covering or masking, as well as conceptual gestures related to eclipsed narratives in American art and culture, will examine themes of blindness, censorship, obscurity, and suppression.
Artists include: Lita Albuquerque, Sanford Biggers, Bigert & Bergström, Mel Bochner, Bethany Collins, Nick Doyle, Olafur Eliasson, Stephen Irwin, Titus Kaphar, Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, Matthew Porter, Letitia Quesenberry, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Barbara Takenaga, Jan Tichy, Marijke Van Warmerdam and Brenna Youngblood.
 
White House, Washington D.C., USA
09 11 2012
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama
mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks
by observing a moment of silence.
©White House Gov

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Studio Bigert & Bergström

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Västmannagatan 73
113 26 Stockholm
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Mats Bigert
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+46 708 57 86 52
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bigert@bigertbergstrom.com

Lars Bergström
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bergstrom@bigertbergstrom.com

Represented by:
Gallery Niklas Belenius, Stockholm

Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
Cis Art Lodgers, Barcelona

 

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