Artist Tony Cokes discusses his current No. 5 exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall “Evil, Mediation, and Power” with curator and writer Attilia Fattori Franchini.
Free, all welcome. The talk will be in English.
Since the 1980s Tony Cokes has developed his own distinct visual style in video works that combine political discourse with media reflection. His practice, based on what can be called sampling, uses text, sound and images taken from different sources and combined in videos. Animated text rolls across bright colour surfaces, in combination with music and film clips taken from various media and popular culture, referencing art history (in particular Pop and Conceptual Art) as well as advertising and political propaganda.
Plattform: Tony Cokes with Attilia Fattori Franchini
Tony Cokes (b. 1956) lives and works in Providence, RI, where he is Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. Recent exhibitions include Greene Naftali Gallery (2018); The 10th Berlin Biennale (2018); Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson (2016), Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015); SFMOMA, San Francisco (2010) and ZKM, Karlsruhe (2008).
Attilia Fattori Franchini is an independent curator and writer based between London and Milan. She is co-founder of the non-profit platform bubblebyte.org and Opening Times and contributes essays and reviews to international publications such as Mousse, CURA. and Flash Art. She is the curator of BMW Open Work by Frieze, Curva Blu, a residency project in Favignana, Sicily and the Emergent section of miart, Milan and will direct the next edition of the Termoli Art Prize, Italy. Recent projects include Could you visit me in dreams? as part of curated_by 2018, Vienna; Red Lake at Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia, 2018; ARS17+ at Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, 2017; Céu Torto, Boatos Fine Arts, São Paulo, 2017; Europa and the Bull at LambdaLambdaLambda, Pristina, 2016; Kuvat Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, 2015; Bold Tendencies 2015, London; HAND by Create, Barbican Centre, London, 2013.