Sam Durant

Bloomberg-MuskForbes-MonsantoEntrepreneur-Young MillionairesMoneySuccess

In his drawings, sculptures and installations, Sam Durant (b. 1961 in Seattle, lives and works in Los Angeles and Berlin) investigates a wide range of political and cultural themes, with a particular focus on aspects of US-American society that are built on discrimination and social inequality. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein here offers five collages of Sam Durant that originate from a continuing series in which the artist draws on economic magazines from the last two decades as his primary material. Magazines of this type reflect widely spread neoliberal ideas. Through appropriation and re-contextualization, Durant frames a critical commentary, playing on the absurdity of the financial system by, for example, placing a snail on the face of the CEO of Monsanto on the cover of Forbes. In other collages, similar cover pages are transformed into protest images against economic inequality. Sam Durant's works have recently been shown at, among others: Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt/Main (2018); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2016; 2014); Kunsthaus Graz (2014); Tate Liverpool (2014); Museo d‘arte contemporanea, Rom (2013); Marta Herford (2013); dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel (2012); De Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam (2012); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2011); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2010); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2010).




Bloomberg-Musk
2019, mixed media collage on economic magazine, 20.2 x 26.6 cm, single edition, signed and dated
1.900 euro member, 2.100 euro non-member


Forbes-Monsanto
2019, mixed media collage on economic magazine, 20.5 x 26.6 cm, single edition, signed and dated
1.900 euro member, 2.100 euro non-member


Entrepreneur-Young Millionaires
2019, mixed media collage on economic magazine, 20.5 x 27.3 cm, single edition, signed and dated
1.900 euro member, 2.100 euro non-member


Money
2019, mixed media collage on economic magazine, 20.2 x 26.5 cm, single edition, signed and dated
1.900 euro member, 2.100 euro non-member


Success
2019, mixed media collage on economic magazine, 21.5 x 27.7 cm, single edition, signed and dated
1.900 euro member, 2.100 euro non-member