Professor Claudia Joskowicz's work acquired by the Guggenheim

photo of video installation, two screens across a dark room from each other showing street scenes
Image courtesy Claudia Joskowicz
 
Huge congrats to Professor Claudia Joskowicz! Her video installation, 'Every Building on Avenida Alfonso Ugarte-- After Ruscha' has been acquired by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum!
 
This 2011 two-channel installation tracks down both sides of the main road in El Alto, Bolivia, a large and fast-growing urban center and the site of a major protest following contested natural gas privatization and police retaliations in 2003. The mundane and the chaotic scroll by at a stately pace, while the reference to Ed Ruscha's 1966 'Every Building on the Sunset Strip' project highlights the differences between still photography and film, and the successes and limitations inherent in both media when trying to capture the essential nature of a time, place, or society.
 
See LMAK Gallery's announcement of the acquisition here.
See Professor Joskowicz's artist page at the Guggenheim here.
 
April 13, 2018

 

 

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