Martine Syms: Fact & Trouble

An exhibition of new and recent photography, video, and sculpture by Martine Syms (b. 1988), a Los Angeles-based artist with an ongoing interest in historiography, semiotics, and pop. Syms is interested in how language and physical gestures are used within the American media as expressions of identity.

Art Exhibition previously on at ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts in Greater London, United Kingdom.
From Wednesday 20 April 2016 to Sunday 19 June 2016

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Her exhibition features works derived from her recent video series Lessons, an incomplete poem in 180 sections. Each Lesson takes the form of a 30-second TV clip. The footage, which is original and appropriated, is a distillation of everyday life.

Syms is the founder of Dominica, a publishing imprint dedicated to exploring black aesthetics in visual culture. Through publishing, video, and performance Syms explores the making and reception of meaning in present-day America.

Martine Syms is an artist based in Los Angeles, born 1988. Her artwork has been exhibited and screened extensively, including presentations at the New Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, MCA Chicago, Green Gallery, Gene Siskel Film Centre, and White Flag Projects. She has lectured at Yale University, SXSW, California Institute of the Arts, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, and MoMA PS1, among other venues. Syms’ recently presented the exhibition Vertical Elevated Oblique at Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York. Forthcoming exhibitions include Electronic Superhighway 2016-1966, Whitechapel Gallery, London and Karma International, Los Angeles.

Supported by the Martine Syms Exhibition Supporters Group.