The Birds, 2012 - Alexandre Singh
About the Work
About The Birds
In this print, the artist creates a fanciful hierarchy of birds with descriptive words underneath ascribing them with human qualities. An egg and smaller birds on the bottom are "innocent," "happy," "fulfilled"; larger birds on top are "cretinous," "vacuous," "brutal ...Read More
In this print, the artist creates a fanciful hierarchy of birds with descriptive words underneath ascribing them with human qualities. An egg and smaller birds on the bottom are "innocent," "happy," "fulfilled"; larger birds on top are "cretinous," "vacuous," "brutal"; and the birds floating in the middle are labeled "clueless," "vain," and "egotist." One can't help but ask: which bird am I?Read Less
About the Artist
About Alexandre Singh
Since 2008, the artist has been presenting his work in the format of academic lectures as part of Assembly Instructions, a performative series consisting of hour-long talks on such topics as childhood memories, dreams, Jewish mysticism, and TV soap operas. Singh illustrates these lectures with a multitude of collages that he connects by drawing dotted lines between them, by hand, on the wall. One collage might present photos of Carrie Bradshaw overlapped with images of Alexander Pushkin; another might show a series of falling dominoes with the word "cause" on the first and "effect" on each thereafter.
The patterns of cause and effect are central in Singh's object-centric work, as unexpected connections are made between disparate events, people, and places, exposing the fanciful array of possibilities that exist within logic-driven association. Singh has had solo exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and White Columns in New York, as well as group shows at MoMA PS1, the New Museum, SculptureCenter, and other venues. The Drawing Center will present the artist's first North American museum exhibition, The Pledge, from January 17 to March 13, 2013.
DescriptionArchival pigment print with hand-applied watercolors on 300 gsm Hannemuhle paper.
AuthenticationIncludes a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.
DimensionsThis print contains a border as dictated by the artist to allow for framing and the quoted dimensions are for the paper size and not the printed size of the image itself.
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