February 23 - April 6, 2013 | Press Release | CV
C-print; 24 x 32 inches
York Chang uses the formal language of post-minimalism and forensic aesthetics to investigate and reconstruct archival documents of the controversial 1988 action by the Argentine artist Guillermo Carnevale, who locked five bankers captive in a boardroom for 18 hours, and turned the bank's own surveillance cameras on those trapped inside. Carnevale conceived of the action as a radical artistic gesture in protest of the savings and loan scandals of the 1980's, but the federal government viewed it as a blatant criminal act. Through sculpture, photography, and video, Chang re-envisions a contested history in which information systems become ideological battlefields, where the redaction of information is as telling as the presence of material fact and form, Wiki-leak's Julian Assange and the Occupy Movement find art historical precedents, and the winners of social movements each write their own version of history.
Greene Exhibitions is also proud to present a limited edition lithograph published by York Chang with El Nopal Press for this exhibition.