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candice breitz


Kunstmuseum, Stuttgart
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candice breitz: ponderosa

The Kunstmuseum Stuttgart presents Candice Breitz: Ponderosa, the first major retrospective survey in Germany of the work of Candice Breitz (born 1972 in Johannesburg, lives in Berlin). Breitz’s work frequently focuses on the complex manner in which individuals are forged by the social and cultural contexts in which they are embedded. Several of her best-known works explore the role of mainstream popular culture in shaping the subjectivity of its consumers. Her multi-channel video installations range from found-footage montages that re-edit clips extracted from music videos, television series and mainstream cinema, to works that evolve from scenarios that are directed and shot by the artist herself.

Love Story, a new eight-channel installation, will be shown in this exhibi- tion for the first time. Featuring Alec Baldwin and Julianne Moore, Love Story is based on and includes extensive interviews with José Maria João (Angola), Mamy Maloba Langa (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Sarah Ezzat Mardini (Syria), Farah Abdi Mohamed (Somalia), Luis Ernesto Nava Molero (Venezuela) and Shabeena Francis Saveri (India). The work is produced by Outset Germany (Berlin), the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne) and the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.