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Simultaneously compelling and uncomfortable, Candice Breitz’s video installations and photographs reflect her concern with the instability of identity in an age of widespread media saturation. She has described this as “the ever-increasing impact of the culture industry on subject formation in an age where lives lived on-stage have the capacity to radically influence and determine those lived off-stage.” In Mother Father (2005), for example, Breitz combined clips of various Hollywood actors playing mothers and fathers into a dysfunctional montage, suggesting the disturbing ways in which our perceptions of fundamental human experiences have been shaped by mass media.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Leonard Cohen: A Crack in EverythingThe Jewish Museum
2018
Michael Jackson: On the WallNational Portrait Gallery
2013
David Cronenberg: TransformationMuseum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada
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SABC Minimal #4, 2012

Digital print on Hahnemuhle photo rag baryta paper
15 2/5 × 17 3/10 in
39 × 44 cm
Edition of 5
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Johannesburg, Cape Town, London, East Hampton
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Medium

Simultaneously compelling and uncomfortable, Candice Breitz’s video installations and photographs reflect her concern with the instability of identity in an age of widespread media saturation. She has described this as “the ever-increasing impact of the culture industry on subject formation in an age where lives lived on-stage have the capacity to radically influence and determine those lived off-stage.” In Mother Father (2005), for example, Breitz combined clips of various Hollywood actors playing mothers and fathers into a dysfunctional montage, suggesting the disturbing ways in which our perceptions of fundamental human experiences have been shaped by mass media.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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Other works by Candice Breitz
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