Kunsthalle Zürich


17 Nov 2012 - 20 Jan 2013

Image over Image
17 November 2012 - 20 January 2013

Since her debut in New York 1965 Sturtevant has notouriosly insisted on the power of thought and performed investigations into the understructure of art. Her legendary repetitions of other artists work constitutes a pioneering achievement in challenging concepts such as originality, autenticity and conventions surrounding authorship. Indeed Sturtevant’s first artistic statements are contemporary with and predates Barthes’, Foucault’s and Deleuze’s most famous essays and lectures in this field.

In recent years Sturtevant has expanded her practice by including mass-media images and her own filmed material. This has put a new light over her career and emphasizes how her life-long artistic practice has continously and effectively pointed harsch, rebellious and intelligent critique of a society which to an increasing degree is being built up of simulacra and around experience industry. During the last Venice biennial Sturtevant was awarded the golden lion for a life time achievment in the arts.

The exhibition includes comprehensive group of works and ranges from her repetitions of artists such as Warhol, Duchamp, Johns and Gonzalez-Torres to three of her latest large video installations.

The exhibition Sturtevant: «Image over Image» is produced by Moderna Museet in Stockholm (March 17, 2012 – May 27, 2012) in collaboration with Kunsthalle Zürich. Curators: Fredrik Liew and Beatrix Ruf.

Tags: Sturtevant, Andy Warhol