The Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam is currently hosting Turner Prize nominee Angela Bulloch’s exhibition Short Big Drama. It is open until April 9th 2012.
There is more than meets the eye to Angela Bulloch’s (b. 1966, Canada) work. Bulloch, a Berlin-based sculptor, installation and sound artist plays with the illusion of simplicity; a practice which highlights the theatricality of her work.
Focusing on three types of works – namely her monumental wall paintings, colorful pixel installations and interactive drawing machines – SHORTBIGDRAMA presents a selection of existing works together with specially commissioned new pieces.
In her work, Bulloch adopts an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating references from a wide array of sources, including history, film and music. In her wall paintings, specific references to artistic, political or social groups are deconstructed and graphically assembled.
Curated by Amira Gad & Nicolaus Schafhausen, the exhibition is accompanied by a publication: Source Book 10: Angela Bulloch,In addition to visual documentation of the exhibition, this publication includes writings by Nav Haq and John Miller. Source Book 10: Angela Bulloch is the 10th and final publication of Witte de With Publishers’ Source Book series.
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