Tate Modern, London
TATE MODERN | Bankside
SE1 9TG London
artists & participants
Tate Modern’s L2 Gallery presents a new series of contemporary displays
Media Burn is the second in this new series and runs from 15 December until 11 February. Taking it’s title from a 1975 Ant Farm work in which a Cadillac drives through a wall of blazing TV screens, this provocative display mixes works from the 1970s and 80s with contemporary pieces to examine the blurred boundaries between art, politics, protest and the media. The featured artists are Ant Farm, Wynne Greenwood, K8 Hardy, Sharon Hayes, Peter Kennard, Josephine Meckseper, Valérie Mréjen, Martha Rosler and Jens Ullrich. Martha Rosler’s incisive collages offer a commentary on the Iraq war, whilst Valérie Mréjen’s hypnotic essay explores the limited horizons of a 1970s French housewife. Jens Ullrich presents documentary photographs of demonstrations in which the placards have being doctored to become meaningless and Josephine Meckseper’s specially commissioned shop window display seemingly tempts viewers with a glistening array of consumer goods but, on closer inspec tion, offers a serious message about today’s consumerist culture.
only in german
Künstler: Ant Farm , Wynne Greenwood, K8 Hardy, Sharon Hayes, Peter Kennard, Josephine Meckseper, Valerie Mrejen, Martha Rosler, Jens Ullrich