Dienstag, 26. Januar, 19 Uhr, Aula
Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.
Mike Bouchet was born 1970 in California, USA.
Lives and works in Frankfurt, Germany.
The work produced by Bouchet in recent years seems to present a compulsion to alter one’s place in the world by reproducing and re-contextualizing “desirable” things in and of the world. His projects and exploits are one-to-one models—real transactions with their own autonomy and agency. You cannot alter your place in the world without first altering your image of the world. Bouchet’s endeavor goes beyond representation or a kind of DIY prudence, into what can best be described as a real-life parody. This artist uses everything at his disposal to grow, package, and pitch his own products. In systems such as these, even real transactions are not completely convincing, the reification of one’s product through extensive image production is needed to make it completely viable.
Recent solo shows include ‘CANBURGER’, Galerie Georges-Phillipe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris; ‘New New Age Film Festival’, Galerie Parisa Kind, Frankfurt am Main (both 2008) and ‘16x9 Action Film’, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2008) and MOCA, Los Angeles (2007). Group shows include ‘Making Worlds’, 53rd Venice Biennale; ‘Quand la première ivresse des succès bruyants ….’ CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux (both 2009) and ‘Meet Me Around The Corner’, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2008).