Posts Tagged ‘Jordan Martins’

Michael Rakowitz, The Breakup: John (Egypt), Ringo (Jordan), Paul (Palestine), George (Iraq), 2012-14. Installation view at Lombard Freid Gallery, New York. Image courtesy the artist and Lombard Freid Gallery.

MICHAEL RAKOWITZ : BACKSTROKE OF THE WEST // MCA CHICAGO

by Jordan Martins Deeply enmeshed political milieus that hover around the Middle East often share space with action figures, cheap packaging, and radio hits. Across these disparate histories and cultural productions, Chicago-based artist Michael Rakowitz has deployed clever substitutions and subtle comparisons in his work, to either shift contextual meanings, or simply to demonstrate the[…]