Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm
VCUarts Depot: 814 West Broad St, Richmond, VA
Josh Kline (b. 1979, Philadelphia, USA) lives and works in New York. Kline creates artworks and exhibitions that consider the ways in which our humanity has been transformed, commodified, and instrumentalized within neoliberal society. Examining the regimes of control to which the human body is increasingly subjected—ranging from governmental and corporate surveillance to the relentless pursuit of youth—Kline addresses the erosion of boundaries between labor and leisure and the incursion of consumer culture into the most literally intimate aspects of life: blood, DNA, neurochemistry. Kline has had recent solo exhibitions at the Portland Art Museum, 47 Canal, and Modern Art Oxford, and has been included in exhibitions at The Whitney, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Jessica Silverman, The Hirshhorn and White Cube.
image: Po-Po, 2015, detail. LED screen, media player, non-edition HD video, altered mannequin, plastic helmet, cotton, leather, nylon, cast resin, paint, steel, foam, and aluminum. Courtesy the artist and 47 Canal, New York. Photo: Joerg Lohse