This fall, Magasin III presents an extensive exhibition with Tony Oursler. New works will be shown in relation to those created for Oursler’s 2002 solo exhibition at Magasin III.
Exhibition curators Richard Julin and Tessa Praun:
“The Magasin III collection is a perpetual source of new presentations and reinterpretations. Through the years, we have worked with a great number of artists whose works are very well represented in the collection. It is exciting to show them in relation to the artists’ current practice.”
Tony Oursler experimented early on with the moving image that extended beyond the borders of the TV monitor. Since the 1970s, he has related his interest in technology to psychology and supernatural dimensions. For some time, Oursler has focused on the ever-increasing spread of data tracking and surveillance programs, with a particular interest in facial recognition software. He creates a sort of digital portrait in which we can see ourselves through the lens of machines we have recently created.
The exhibition will run for two seasons and will also include a new production of Tony Oursler’s acclaimed outdoor work The Influence Machine. In the fall of 2002, this large-scale work was shown at Djurgårdsbrunn in Stockholm over three consecutive evenings. On October 20, Magasin III will show The Influence Machine in collaboration with Stockholm University. For detailed information about location and time, see magasin3.com.
- Tony Oursler, Caricature, 2002. Collection Magasin III. Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger.