DETERIORATION, THEY SAID

 

29. August 2009  –  8. November 2009

Featuring artworks by:
Cory Arcangel   Jacob Ciocci   Jessica Ciocci   Lizzie Fitch   Shana Moulton   Ryan Trecartin

American artists Cory Arcangel, Jessica Ciocci & Jacob Ciocci / Paper Rad, Shana Moulton and Ryan Trecartin & Lizzie Fitch, have been brought together for the exhibition entitled “DETERIORATION, THEY SAID”. Each will present an individual project in the migros museum für gegenwartskunst. In their works the artists create an overreaching, colour-charged aesthetic of excessive density of content, reacting to the consumer-oriented condition of Western society, while at the same time formulating something out of it. In their image spaces the four positions address a culture of excess, constructing their critique via a form of appropriation, which simultaneously releases a veritable deluge of images. In the tradition of experimental film and “Scatter Art” they probe potential unconventional narrative patterns and test for the disintegration of stereotypes. As a result, the video works are often shown in sculptural settings, in which fragments of pop culture and hand-crafted forms are amalgamated into an “intermedial Gesamtkunstwerk”.

 

Curated by Raphael Gygax

List of works

Cory Arcangel: a couple thousand short films about Glenn Gould

Cory Arcangel

a couple thousand short films about Glenn Gould
2007
2-channel video installation (color, sound)
2:9 min.

Jacob Ciocci: Untitled Super 8

Jacob Ciocci In cooperation with Shana Moulton

Untitled Super 8
2003 - 2009
Single-channel video on monitor (color, sound)
6:43 min.

Jacob Ciocci: Frozen and Trapped Forever

Jacob Ciocci

Frozen and Trapped Forever
2009
HD animation, collage
363 x 205 cm

Jacob Ciocci: My Thoughts Are Important

Jacob Ciocci

My Thoughts Are Important
2009
Styrofoam, acrylic paint, Ikea frames, collages on paper
Dimensions variable

Jacob Ciocci: Booty Melt

Jacob Ciocci

Booty Melt
2008
Single-channel video on monitor (color, sound)
3:5 min.

Jacob Ciocci

Tube Monsters
2006
Single-channel video on monitor (color, sound)
0:33 min.

Jessica Ciocci: Untitled (Grid Drawings)

Jessica Ciocci

Untitled (Grid Drawings)
2008 - 2009
Marker on paper
Dimensions variable

Jessica Ciocci

CD in Boombox
2009
CD-R in boom box
63 x 25 x 25 cm

Jessica Ciocci: DVDs

Jessica Ciocci

DVDs
2009
DVD players and monitors
Dimensions variable

Jessica Ciocci: Migros Museum Technical Crew

Jessica Ciocci

Migros Museum Technical Crew
2009
Carpet pieces, transparency
Dimensions variable

Jessica Ciocci: Switzerland

Jessica Ciocci

Switzerland
2009
Single-channel videoprojection (color, no sound, looped)

Lizzie Fitch: 2 Companies, 1 Bed

Lizzie Fitch In cooperation with Ryan Trecartin

2 Companies, 1 Bed
2008
Various materials
120 x 210 x 100 cm

Lizzie Fitch: Early Catcher

Lizzie Fitch In cooperation with Ryan Trecartin

Early Catcher
2008
Various materials
190 x 100 x 100 cm

Lizzie Fitch: Import Landscape Exploit

Lizzie Fitch In cooperation with Ryan Trecartin

Import Landscape Exploit
2008
Various materials
215 x 190 x 180 cm

Lizzie Fitch: Little Green Collared Bitch

Lizzie Fitch In cooperation with Ryan Trecartin

Little Green Collared Bitch
2008
Various materials
75 x 90 x 70 cm

Lizzie Fitch: The Edge, Skinny

Lizzie Fitch In cooperation with Ryan Trecartin

The Edge, Skinny
2008
Various materials
165 x 120 x 90 cm

Lizzie Fitch: Living Room Channel

Lizzie Fitch In cooperation with Ryan Trecartin

Living Room Channel
2007
Various media
Dimensions variable

Lizzie Fitch: Piccolo Alternativo, Cane, Dog

Lizzie Fitch In cooperation with Ryan Trecartin

Piccolo Alternativo, Cane, Dog
2007
Various materials
72 x 135 x 40 cm

Lizzie Fitch: Roast-Beef Curtain Drop

Lizzie Fitch In cooperation with Ryan Trecartin

Roast-Beef Curtain Drop
2007
Various materials
230 x 225 x 130 cm

Lizzie Fitch: Choice Shopping

Lizzie Fitch In cooperation with Ryan Trecartin

Choice Shopping
2006
Various materials
130 x 330 x 170 cm

Shana Moulton: Sand Saga

Shana Moulton

Sand Saga
2009
Styrofoam, wood, paint, Single-channel-video projected (color, sound)
193 x 770 x 770 cm

Shana Moulton: Whispering Pines 9

Shana Moulton

Whispering Pines 9
2009
2-channel video installation, various materials
Dimensions variable

Shana Moulton: Whispering Pines 4

Shana Moulton

Whispering Pines 4
2007
Single-channel video installation on monitor

Shana Moulton: Whispering Pines 7

Shana Moulton

Whispering Pines 7
2006
Single-channel video on monitor (color, sound), wood, carpet
125 x 280 x 152 cm

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