Paul Pfeiffer's work in film and photography employs recent computer technologies to explore the effect of mass media on human consciousness. Reflecting the ancient tradition of Hellenistic Greece, where appreciation for beauty was considered parallel to athletic achievement, Pfeiffer's work focuses on capturing the intriguing convergence of art and sports. Appropriating footage from public events—basketball games, the fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, Michael Jackson explaining the allegations of child abuse—Pfeiffer digitally manipulates it to challenge the way that society passively absorbs information. Pfeiffer is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships—most notably the inaugural Bucksbaum Award, the world's largest award given to an individual artist, presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art.
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rn2011 Solo Paul Pfeiffer, Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany rn2011 Group The Luminous Interval, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spainrn2011 Group Anonymous Sculptures, Video and Form in Contemporary Art, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austriarn2011 Group Passages, Travels in Hyperspace, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spainrn2010 Group Julia Stoschek Collection: I want to see how you see, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germanyrn2010 Group The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, 176, Zabludowicz Collection, London, Englandrn2010 Group Collecting Biennials, The Whitney, New York, NYrn2010 Group Size DOES Matter, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NYrn2010 Group Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum, Guggenheim, New York, NYrn2010 Group Americana, NGBK, Berlin, Germanyrn2010 Group Hard Targets, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OHrn2009 Solo Perspektive Machine, BAIBAKOV art projects, Moscow, Russiarn2009 Solo The Saints, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin2008 Thomas Dane Gallery, London, Englandrn2009 Group Video Journeys, Sister, Los Angeles, CArn2009 Group Waiting for Video: Works from the 1960s to Today, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japanrn2009 Group The Kaleidoscopic Eye, Thyssen-Bornemizsa Art Contemporary Collection, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japanrn2009 Group Un Certain Etat du Monde, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russiarn2008 Solo Monologue, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon, Spain rn2008 Solo Paul Pfeiffer, carlier