Edgar Arceneaux

Hopelessness Freezes Time - 1967 Detroit Riots, Detroit Techno and Michael Heizers Dragged Mass

September 24, 2011January 1, 2012

Kunstmuseum Basel | Museum für Gegenwartskunst



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Edgar Arceneaux: Hopelessness Freezes Time - 1967 Detroit Riots, Detroit Techno and Michael Heizers Dragged Mass

Edgar Arceneaux
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Edgar Arceneaux
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Edgar Arceneaux
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Edgar Arceneaux
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This is an artwork titled Untitled by artist Edgar Arceneaux made in 2011

Edgar Arceneaux
Untitled, 2011

This is an artwork titled Untitled by artist Edgar Arceneaux made in 2011

Edgar Arceneaux
Untitled, 2011

Edgar Arceneaux
Installation View

Edgar Arceneaux
Installation View

Edgar Arceneaux
Installation View

Edgar Arceneaux
Installation View

This is an artwork titled Untitled by artist Edgar Arceneaux made in 2011

Edgar Arceneaux
Untitled, 2011

Edgar Arceneaux
Installation View

Edgar Arceneaux
Installation View

Edgar Arceneaux
Installation View

Edgar Arceneaux
Installation View

Edgar Arceneaux
Installation View

Edgar Arceneaux
Installation View

Edgar Arceneaux
Installation View

Edgar Arceneaux
Installation View

Edgar Arceneaux
Installation View

Edgar Arceneaux
Installation View

Edgar Arceneaux
Installation View

Edgar Arceneaux
Installation View

Edgar Arceneaux
Installation View

Edgar Arceneaux
Installation View

Edgar Arceneaux
Installation View

Edgar Arceneaux
Installation View

The work of the Los Angeles-based artist Edgar Arceneaux (b. 1972, Los Angeles) focuses on systems of reference. In his drawings, installations, and video works, Arceneaux constructs a complex web of associations, connotations, and modified levels of meaning in order to undermine conventional and linear structures. In an experimental field composed of confrontations, disruptions, and conjunctions of different perspectives, he breaks open generally accepted codes and unbalances habitual patterns of perception. In addition to creating his own works, Arceneaux is also director of the Watts House Project, a collaborative artists project aiming to redevelop a neighborhood in Los Angeles. This project and Arceneauxs own art are based on similar motivationsan examination of the transience of place and the malleability of memory.

Source: http://www.kunstmuseumbasel.ch/en/exhibitions/preview/edgar-arcenaux/