Josh Kline, ‘Reality Television 14’, 2020, Sculpture, Nylon flags, polyurethane, epoxy, microfiber, mounting hardware, Various Small Fires
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Josh Kline

Reality Television 14, 2020

Nylon flags, polyurethane, epoxy, microfiber, mounting hardware
28 × 48 31/50 × 4 53/100 in
71.1 × 123.5 × 11.5 cm
.
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Location
Los Angeles, Seoul
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Josh Kline
American, b. 1979
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Josh Kline makes work and curates exhibitions centered around his concerns with the way technological innovations impact humans. In his words, “For me, it’s about technology changing what it means to be human. There’s a self-actualization aspect to it that’s potentially positive, but I mostly associate it with the relentless push to squeeze more productivity out of workers—turning people into reliable, always-on, office appliances.” His sculptures, installations, and videos are rife with body parts, pharmaceuticals, and sanitizing products, as well as references to politics, labor, and health and hygiene. In an installation titled Nine to Five, Eight to Four, Seven to Three (2015), he presented janitor carts piled with 3D-printed, disembodied human heads, feet, and hands, alongside cleaning products. Among Kline’s more visceral works is ThinkStrong (2013), a pouch of blood laced with the antidepressant Wellbutrin.

Josh Kline, ‘Reality Television 14’, 2020, Sculpture, Nylon flags, polyurethane, epoxy, microfiber, mounting hardware, Various Small Fires
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Josh Kline
American, b. 1979
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Josh Kline makes work and curates exhibitions centered around his concerns with the way technological innovations impact humans. In his words, “For me, it’s about technology changing what it means to be human. There’s a self-actualization aspect to it that’s potentially positive, but I mostly associate it with the relentless push to squeeze more productivity out of workers—turning people into reliable, always-on, office appliances.” His sculptures, installations, and videos are rife with body parts, pharmaceuticals, and sanitizing products, as well as references to politics, labor, and health and hygiene. In an installation titled Nine to Five, Eight to Four, Seven to Three (2015), he presented janitor carts piled with 3D-printed, disembodied human heads, feet, and hands, alongside cleaning products. Among Kline’s more visceral works is ThinkStrong (2013), a pouch of blood laced with the antidepressant Wellbutrin.

Josh Kline

Reality Television 14, 2020

Nylon flags, polyurethane, epoxy, microfiber, mounting hardware
28 × 48 31/50 × 4 53/100 in
71.1 × 123.5 × 11.5 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
Los Angeles, Seoul
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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