Künstlerin Bunny Rogers “Ich bin eine depressive Optimistin”

Diese Woche eröffnet im Kunsthaus Bregenz die bislang größte Ausstellung der US-Künstlerin Bunny Rogers. Ein Treffen in ihrem Lieblingsgeschäft in New York, wo bei der Suche nach dem perfekten Stoffband der Gesprächsfaden nicht abreißt. Read in German on

Bunny Rogers at Kunsthaus Bregenz

The artist, very much alive and turning thirty this month, has channeled her affective fixation on mourning and melancholia into an exhibition that will occupy the Kunsthaus Bregenz’s four mausoleum-like concrete floors—an appropriate setting for installations inspired by American funerals. Read more on Artforum.LINEBREAK


Limp bodies lined the hallways of Essex Street Academy, a public high school on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, during Bunny Rogers’s Sanctuary. It was the first live performance by the artist, who is known for videos and installations that often employ cute objects with dark twists, complicating notions of innocence. Read full review on Art in America.LINEBREAK

Bunny Rogers’ Zombie High

Last night at the Essex Street Academy the millennial artist, best known for video animations and sculptures that orbit around the 1999 Columbine massacre, unveiled Sanctuary. Read more on Garage.LINEBREAK

Emo Artifice as an Archive of Feelings

In her installations, videos, poetry, and performances, Bunny Rogers not only evokes teen angst and depression, but also the emo icons through which she channeled those emotions at a younger age. These include the melancholic singer-songwriter Elliott Smith, the goth-punk version of Joan of Arc from the animated TV show “Clone High” (2002–03), and the jaded character Gaz from another cartoon series, “Invader Zim” (2001–06). Read more on Art in America.LINEBREAK


According to Timur Si-Quin’s Transformers posters, there is a film and it is COMING SOON. Atop the generic graphics, which could advertise any number of iterations of the franchise, the artist has pressed bruised petals or littered the surface with delicate green leaves. The uncanny juxtaposition, adds a sense of play onto the deadening economic determinism of the modern Marvel corporation. Read more on TANK MAGAZINE.LINEBREAK

CRITICS’ PICKS: Selbstbildnis at Société

“Selbstbildnis” examines the evolution of self-portraiture from the 1970s to today amid contradicting movements. While most of the artworks in the exhibition are pulled from the gallery’s roster of contemporary artists—Trisha Baga, Petra Cortright, and Ned Vena, among others—the show’s selection of historical pieces weaves a curatorial thread that deploys a meditative rather than disputative tone to complicate static notions of identity. Read full review on ARTFORUM.LINEBREAK

Klingklong, hier geht’s in die Gaminghölle

Lu Yang wiederum liefert mit ihren immerfort rein- und rauszoomenden Perspektiven die passenden Bilder für die Generation Post-Internet: Digitaler Eskapismus hat zumindest lange nicht mehr so aufregend ausgesehen wie in der “Luyanghell”. Read in German on der Spiegel.LINEBREAK

“Micro Era”: Spektakuläre Medienkunst aus China in Berlin

In Lu Yangs großformatigen, schnell und bunt flimmernden Arbeiten kann man sich verirren wie in den Labyrinthen einer Comic Convention. Ihre Werke entstehen ausschließlich am Computer, als virtuelle Welten und in der Ästhetik hochaktueller Videospiele. “Mangas haben meine ganze Kindheit begleitet”, kommentiert die in Schanghai lebende Künstlerin. Read in German on Deutsche Welle.LINEBREAK

Cyborg ärgere dich nicht

Noch mehr zeigt nur Lu Yang, Jahrgang 1984 und damit die junge Generation chinesischer Medienkunst. Ihre durch mehrere Räume mäandernde Geisterbahn aus Videos, Plakaten und monsterhaften Skulpturen koppelt das Weltwissen aus dem Internet egalitär zusammen. Egal, ob es sich um Mythen, historische Rituale oder Cyber-Fantasien handelt, alles ist verfügbar. Read in German on Der Tagesspiegel.LINEBREAK

Podcast: NONFOOD (Lucy Chinen, Sean Raspet, Busta, Keller, @LILINTERNET)

Founders of nonfood, Lucy Chinen & Sean Raspet discuss contemporary food supply chains and sustainable food futures, including the R&D of their own algae-based nonbar. Along the way, we address: monocultures, fear, skeuomorphic flavor, cellular agriculture, and the real cost of “all-natural.” Listen here.LINEBREAK