Contributions by Matthew Higgs, Shamim Momin.
Published by Bortolami Gallery, New York
Born 1972, New York-based Canadian artist Bozidar Brazda is known for his multimedia installations that mix sculpture, video, music and painting to convey larger narratives. His work for the 2008 Whitney Biennial, for example, involved fake radio programs, spliced sequences of songs, interviews, recordings of friends and family and scripted narration that alternated with advertisements for fictive goods and services. Stacks of commercially packaged CDs of the recording provided a nonprecious, takeaway sculptural element. Other works have involved a fake, dead parachutist on a New York City rooftop, upended tables and painted televisions. This introductory volume features work from 2003 to 2007, alongside 20 questions collected from other artists by Matthew Higgs and an interview with Shamim Momin in which Brazda describes his work: "I guess performance is one way that I've discovered to be a little more spontaneous. You don't necessarily have to wait around for a gallery or a museum to invite you, you can just email your friends an invite and 'perform.' This is how it started for me, as a kind of dinner party with an art slant. A way to socialize and make art at the same time."
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