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20121017035934-013web [VIDEO] September Projekt Galerie > »Meta-Ikon« (Prolog)   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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MARC BONNETIN, Frank Eickhoff, Heike Gallmeier, Mirko Martin, NOÉ SENDAS, Ming Wong at SEPTEMBER October 20th, 2012 - November 3rd, 2012
Posted 12/4/12

The group-exhibition »Meta-Ikon« mainly presents photography as the dominant medium for recording and generating images, and as the contemporary appropriation of the historically acknowledged canon of images. Accordingly, the show is an arrangement of new statements that are not documenting reality, but refer to existing images of Western culture found in painting, photography, sculpture and film. Using different strategies the artists transform the collective images/icons of our cultural memory into new works of art. ... [more]

__________ The Pathos of Things   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Ming Wong at MK Galerie January 10th, 2009 - February 8th, 2009
Posted 1/15/09

        World cinema and its popular development from the late 50s to 70s is the device that Singapore-born artist Ming Wong deploys as a performative strategy to engage communicative disjunctions which occur across cultures. Mononoaware (Japanese, 'the pathos of things'), a showcase of videos, posters and photographs by Ming Wong, questions approximations of identity and authenticity, 'foreignness' and 'local-ness'. In his appropriation of world cinema as both metaphor and device, the usag... [more]

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