Artist: Mathias Poledna
video | 16mm film, black-and-white, silent | 10:10 | 2004

Mathias Poledna's films and installations are situated in a tradition of Conceptual art practice that shares with artists such as Dan Graham and James Coleman an interest in modernity and the use of mass culture and historical memory as conceptual tools. Poledna meticulously re-creates as well as erases specific contextual information in his work— such as the background in his films, which leaves his subjects singled out or isolated against a blank space— thereby pointing to the ways in which the narratives of popular culture, and history itself, are constructed and mediated.


Whitney Biennial 2006 | 2006.03.02 - 2006.05.28 | Whitney Museum of American Art (old museum)(New York City, NY, United States)