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Hito Steyerl

Factory of the Sun, 2015

High-definition video, color, sound, looped; with environment, dimensions variable.
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Whitney Museum of American Art
New York
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Installation view: Invisible Adversaries, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, …

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Installation view: Invisible Adversaries, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 2016. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; Marieluise Hessel Collection.

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Image courtesy of the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York. Photograph by Sarah Wilmer
Hito Steyerl
German, b. 1966
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Through her writing practice, films, and performative lectures, Hito Steyerl considers the status of the image in an increasingly global and technological world. Steyerl’s work, which has been presented at the Venice Biennale, is part of a lineage that includes Harun Farocki and Chris Marker, blending aspects of documentary with the film essay to explore globalization, political economies, visual culture, and the status of art production. A particular theme of the Berlin-based artist’s work is the proliferation of images and how they inscribe and affect economy and culture on both a macro and micro scale. “Images do not represent reality, they create reality, they are second nature,” Steyerl has said.

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About the work
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Whitney Museum of American Art
New York
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Installation view: Invisible Adversaries, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, …

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Installation view: Invisible Adversaries, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 2016. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; Marieluise Hessel Collection.

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Image courtesy of the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York. Photograph by Sarah Wilmer
Hito Steyerl
German, b. 1966
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Through her writing practice, films, and performative lectures, Hito Steyerl considers the status of the image in an increasingly global and technological world. Steyerl’s work, which has been presented at the Venice Biennale, is part of a lineage that includes Harun Farocki and Chris Marker, blending aspects of documentary with the film essay to explore globalization, political economies, visual culture, and the status of art production. A particular theme of the Berlin-based artist’s work is the proliferation of images and how they inscribe and affect economy and culture on both a macro and micro scale. “Images do not represent reality, they create reality, they are second nature,” Steyerl has said.

Hito Steyerl

Factory of the Sun, 2015

High-definition video, color, sound, looped; with environment, dimensions variable.
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