Elisabeth Pointon


3 min 45 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

Continuing the artists’ interest in the language, accessibility and representation, SPECTACULAR is a response to Plane Text, a 2012 Miami Art Basel project in which a number of artists (mostly white males) were invited to make text works which were towed by a small plane across the Miami skyline.

“…the effort and planning required of a young, emerging artist to pull off the same kind of stunt speaks to the huge discrepancy in resources between an ARI—led project and the spectacle of large scale art fairs. Considering the implications of representation in such a work—who gets space to speak in such generously funded and public forums—Pointon’s work here becomes a meditation on art market values and the powers at play in it.”

Robbie Handcock

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