• Post-War & Contemporary Art Da auction at Christies

    Sale 7756

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction

    17 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 105

    Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla (active since 1995)

    Under Discussion

    Price Realised  

    Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla (active since 1995)
    Under Discussion
    single channel video with sound
    dimensions variable
    duration: six minutes and fourteen seconds
    Executed in 2005, this work is artist proof number two from an edition of six plus three artist proofs


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    "Under Discussion is an experimental device for publicizing such counter- knowledge, not only as information but as a testimonial rights - claim for environmental justice that interrupts the space of politics itself. In the video, a local activist uses the displaced, motorized table to lead viewers on a kind of situationist eco-tour around the restricted area of the island (Vieques), reactivating the antagonisms that haunt the picturesque coastline and bearing witness to the legacy of the Vieques fishermen's movement, which initiated maritime civil disobedience against the Navy in the 1970's."
    (Yates McKee, Uncertain States of America, Oslo 2005, p 92).

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    Provenance

    Lisson Gallery, London.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Literature

    Always a Little Further, exh. cat., Venice, 51st Venice Biennale, 2005 (illustrated, another from the edition exhibited).
    Tropical Abstraction, exh. cat., Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, 2005 (illustrated, another from the edition exhibited).
    Uncertain States of America, exh. cat., Olso, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Art, 2005 (illustrated, another from the edition exhibited).
    Beyond Green: Towards a Sustainable Art, exh. cat., Chicago, David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, 2005 (illustrated, another from the edition exhibited).
    2nd Moscow Bienniale of Contemporary Art, exh. cat., 2006 (illustrated, another from the edition exhibited).
    Other Than Art, exh. cat., Washington, Provisions Library, 2006 (illustrated, another from the edition exhibited).
    Tropico-Vegetal, exh. cat., Paris, Palais de Tokyo, 2006 (illustrated, another from the edition exhibited).
    Concentrations 50: Allora & Calzadilla, exh. cat., Dallas, Museum of Art, 2006-2007 (illustrated, another from the edition exhibited).
    Infintite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art, exh. cat., Brooklyn, Museum of Art, 2007 (illustrated, another from the edition exhibited).
    Allora & Calzadilla, exh. cat., London, Whitechapel Gallery, 2007 (illustrated, another from the edition exhibited).
    Sediments Sentiments (Figure of Speech), exh. cat., San Francisco, Art Institute 2007- 2008 (illustrated, another from the edition exhibited).