Mathias Poledna
Austrian, born 1965
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
one colour,
PPC Philipp Pflug Contemporary
19th Biennale of Sydney: You Imagine What You Desire,
Biennale of Sydney
Galerie Buchholz at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2013,
Galerie Buchholz

Though he works in several mediums, Mathias Poledna is best known for his films and film-based installations—perhaps because of his reference to traditions and techniques used in cinema. Poledna frequently manipulates framing devices, editing, and the relationship between sound and image; he also characteristically plays with repetition, compression, and omission. The subjects of his works span a broad range, from anthropology and ethnography, to art and cultural history. His approach, however, remains investigative and research-oriented. Recurring motifs in his film works include projected light, architecture, and popular music; more recently, his projects have taken the form of minimal installations.

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