Jon Kessler
American, born 1957
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Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Archival Exhibition Curated by Jennifer Farrell,
Dieu Donné
2017
FIRE/WORKS FOR PARKETT by Shirana Shahbazi,
Parkett
The 2017 Whitney Biennial,
Whitney Museum of American Art

With his chaotic kinetic installations, Jon Kessler critiques our image-obsessed, surveillance-dominated world. His machines are at once complex and lumbering, combining mechanical know-how with kitschy materials and images. Kessler’s Circus (2009), a scathing and farcical indictment of America’s wars, is a spectacle …

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