Jonathan Horowitz

Artist of the week 41: Jonathan Horowitz

Jonathan Horowitz’s recycled pop culture footage targets contemporary politics – and really packs a punch, discovers Jessica Lack

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Art of disaster … Horowitz’s carbon-neutral film, Apocalypto Now, is a montage of old movie and media clips that reflects on current cultural and political issues. Photograph: Sadie Coles HQ

The art of Jonathan Horowitz finds unlikely connections between pop culture and politics. Using a cast of celebrities, films and songs, the New York-based artist sends up the most egregious examples of culture being manipulated for political ends, creating works of art that range from the acerbic to the poetically sublime.

(…) Read full article here at guardian.co.uk

I saw this and was interested in the ideas bhind much of Horowitz’ work. It made me think of both the aesthetics and the discourse behind those cinematic/photographic aesthetics that Emily is exploring in her work, as well as ideas of truth and reality that are relevant to Alex’s work. So have a look guys and see what you think!

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