Karen Mirza’s practice is collaborative and discursive. It intervenes and opens up spaces of critical thought, through multiple ephemeral processes: artworks as well as events and actions. Since 2009, Karen Mirza and collaborator Brad Butler have been developing a body of work entitled The Museum of Non Participation. The artists have repeatedly found themselves embedded in pivotal moments of change, protest, non-alignment and debate. Experiencing such spaces of contestation both directly and through the network of art institutions, Mirza and Butler negotiate these influences in video, photography, text and action. Their recent solo presentations include The New Deal at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and The Guest of Citation at Performa 13, New York. Mirza and Butler have exhibited internationally, including at FACT, Liverpool; Centro de Arte Dos De Mayo, Madrid; La Capella, Barcelona; Arnolfini, Bristol; and the Serpentine Gallery, London. They are shortlisted for Artes Mundi 6, an international art prize recognising artistic practices that engage with the human condition, accompanied by an exhibition in Cardiff, Wales, in November 2014.
Artists’ website: http://www.museumofnonparticipation.org
The Ectoplasm of Neoliberalism
Art. A collage on violence.
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