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Inkjet, silkscreen and 24k gold leaf on hahnemühle paper
Dimensions: 110cm (H) x 152.5cm (W) / 43.3" (H) x 60" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Taking root from Some People Tapestry Cycle that illustrate everyday scenes of struggle that can be interpreted as historical paintings of a present moment, the works on paper by the artist duo serve as stark contrasts with their rejoicing dancers and joyous energy. Using 24k gold leaf on Hahnemühle paper, the dancing figures are brought to life with a luxurious elegance.
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Hometown: New York
Based in: New York
Aziz + Cucher have been a collaborative team since 1991, after meeting as graduate students at the San Francisco Art Institute. They are now members of the Fine Arts faculty at Parsons School of Design (New York) and based in Brooklyn.
Their interdisciplinary work is project-based and idea-driven, with outcomes ranging from video and photography to printmaking, digital animation, sculpture and large-scale jacquard tapestries. The images, objects and installations they produce are meant to reflect on the boundaries of identity at a time when these are becoming increasingly fluid and undefined. Often a synthesis of reality and fiction, their work tries to reveal the pathologies associated with unfettered globalization, post-human conditions and the intersections between the social, the biological, and the technological. In all their projects they are searching for a visual poetics that can express both the anxieties and expectations of living in such a moment.
Aziz + Cucher have exhibited at the 46th Venice Biennale, MASS MoCA, the New Museum (New York), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the List Visual Art Center at MIT (Cambridge, MA), the National Gallery of Berlin, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid), among others.
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