St. Bernard Parish, 2008 - Robin Rhode

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About St. Bernard Parish

Rhode made his first visit to New Orleans in early 2008. He began his tour by driving around New Orleans, and was soon crossing the bridge into the Lower Ninth Ward. Continuing into St. Bernard Parish, Rhode used both still ...

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Rhode made his first visit to New Orleans in early 2008. He began his tour by driving around New Orleans, and was soon crossing the bridge into the Lower Ninth Ward. Continuing into St. Bernard Parish, Rhode used both still and video cameras to record images that capture the effects of flooding on houses in the neighborhood. This photo was taken when he began filming a chemical plant — a process that was interrupted by federal agents who informed Rhode he was breaking the law, and confiscated his film.

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About the Artist

About Robin Rhode

Equal parts high art, street art, and political treatise, Robin Rhode's multidisciplinary practice playfully examines class conflict, poverty, and the commodification of youth culture ...

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Equal parts high art, street art, and political treatise, Robin Rhode's multidisciplinary practice playfully examines class conflict, poverty, and the commodification of youth culture with humor and virtuosic skill. Rhode's definitively lo-fi performances and videos utilize drawing to startling political ends. Rendering cars, bicycles and other quotidian commodities on walls and streets with chalk, Rhode playfully interacts with his work, oftentimes dressed as a vaudeville clown complete with a top hat, a costume that obscures his identity.

With technical skill and clever wit, Rhode's work blends elements of animation and performance to question legacies of economic disparity, racial inequality, and the capitalist system under which he was raised in South Africa. In addition to various artist-in-residence awards in Minneapolis, Boston, Berlin, London, and Cape Town, Rhode received the Ars Viva Identity award and was the winner of both the Illy Prize in Brussels and a W South Beach Commission in Miami.

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St. Bernard Parish, 2008

Robin Rhode

Photograph
Size Price
30.00" x 45.00" $3,000
Edition of 24

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Description

Digital pigment print.

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Signed by the artist on verso.

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