Despite themes of alienation, fragmentation, and “global domination,” there are indeed elements of lightness, wonder, and curiosity in Rottenberg’s work.
In The Seventh Continent, installations don’t so much play off one another as lead to a feeling of fatigue, as one ponders a stream of disparate weighty topics in rapid succession.
Mika Rottenberg explores capitalist banality through video and installations centering international labor’s “invisible people,” using grotesque renderings of dystopian kitsch.
At the Met Breuer, four works by David Hammons, Arthur Jafa, Steve McQueen, and Mika Rottenberg overlap with and inform one another.
VENICE — As I feel my way through a curtain and into a pitch-black, cavernous space, a white square shimmers in the distance.