Published by Kunsthaus Bregenz. Text by Okwui Enwezor, Beatrice von Bismarck, Edgar Schmitz.
Identity formation and its mediation by culture are the two recurrent themes of the work of the photographer and video artist Candice Breitz (born 1972). Throughout her early work in photography and collage, and in her more recent complex video installations, the Berlin-based South African artist has consistently picked apart the insidious effects of mass media and popular culture, role play and gender construction on the most intimate constructions of the self. These themes form the cornerstone of The Scripted Life, a full assessment of Breitz’s work which showcases early works alongside more recent installations, including New York, New York, a new piece co-commissioned by the Kunsthaus Bregenz with Performa 09. Essays by Beatrice von Bismarck, Colin Richards and Okwui Enwezor address various aspects of Breitz’s oeuvre. Each work is introduced individually with a text by Edgar Schmitz, making The Scripted Life the most comprehensive publication on Breitz to date.
Published by The Power Plant. Text by Gregory Burke, Anne M. Wagner, Claire Gilman, Jon Davies.
In her multi-channel video works, internationally acclaimed artist Candice Breitz (born 1972) investigates how both our sense of self and our relations with others are shaped by media culture. Same Same accompanies her first major exhibition in North America, and features projects from 2000-2009. It premiers "Factum" (2009), which is named after two Robert Rauschenberg Combine paintings from 1957, and constitutes a series of video portraits of seven sets of identical twins and one set of identical triplets. This is the first work by Breitz to engage directly with biographical themes. With nearly 100 full-color illustrations, Same Same features an extensive section on "Factum" and its making, plus a wealth of illustrations of key works from Breitz's oeuvre: "Him + Her" (1968-2008), "Legend (A Portrait of Bob Marley)" (2005), "Becoming" (2003), "Soliloquy Trilogy" (2000) and "Four Duets" (2000).
PUBLISHER THE POWER PLANT
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8 x 10 in. / 130 pgs / 98 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 1/31/2010 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2010 p. 129
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Published by Walther König. Foreword by Constanze Kleiner. Text by Jennifer Allen.
Berlin-based South African artist Candice Breitz is known for her videos of pop-music fans performing karaoke to their idols' songs. This volume focuses on Breitz's recent work, in which she explores notions of projection and subjectivity through recycled, re-edited footage of Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep.
Published by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Edited by Michael Juul Holm.
In her form-conscious video installations and photo works, South African artist Candice Breitz deploys stereotypes and visual conventions of popular culture as vehicles for closer examinations of relationships between the collective and the individual. Here, Breitz delves into identifications of modern fan culture--and a new art of portraiture. This volume contains five mini-posters.