Approved: 20.01.2008

Anton Goldenstein

Artist

Approved: 20.01.2008

My work presents points of collision between cultures and cultural phenomenon.
My roots are Diasporic. Myself, I was South African Born, my family's history - like many, involves tales of deterritorialization, migration, displacement and assimilation
My practice is multiplicitous, I present an ongoing exploration, a type of meta-anthropology- Presenting a broad sweep of culture(s), conglomerations

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  • Location: Bristol, South West
  • Categories: Digital, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture
 

Biography

My work presents points of collision between cultures and cultural phenomenon. My roots are Diasporic. Myself, I was South African Born, my family's history - like many, involves tales of deterritorialization, migration, displacement and assimilation My practice is multiplicitous, I present an ongoing exploration, a type of meta-anthropology- Presenting a broad sweep of culture(s), conglomerations of many themes, histories and ideas (from natural/world/art histories, language and media). I am interested in mediated experience of the everyday, in-particular collisions brought about by the clashing of language and cultures caused by the workings of societal machines. These Machines include the idea machines of the zeitgeist, super-hybridity, hegemony, banality and notions of globalisation and the role they play in affecting our ideas and daily lives. I reflect and inflect histories, real or otherwise Ive watched a lot of telly, read some books, both text books and novels, seen films, been places. There are many archetypes employed in my works. The work like myself is playful and reactionary and somewhat autobiographical I am very much interested in our experience both mediated and real.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2009 - Boffo Deluxe, Mission Gallery, Swansea Group exhibitions 2011 - Fazebuk, Weltraum, Munich 2010 - Smokescreen, Gallery Weltrum, Munich 2006 - Oriel Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales 2006 - Toffee Armistice, Lemon Sky Projects, Miami, Florida 2004 - Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Bloomberg, Liverpool Biennial Residencies 2010 - Smokescreen, Micro production residency part of Collaboration, Weltraum- Munich- Germany 2007 - We Have Net Curtains, residency exhibition, Maria Kapel, Hoorn, the Netherlands 2002 - Those Animals- micro residency and exhibition, Gallery 1646, The Hague- The Netherlands