This isn’t theory. This is history
Opening 15 July, h. 5 pm – 8 pm
This isn’t theory. This is history is a solo show by American artist Tony Cokes, conceived for the space of over 1000 square metres that hosts the SOLO/MULTI section of the museum. Cokes’ work challenges the established use and hierarchies of the three main languages of media and art — image, text and sound — and re-contextualizes cultural fragments to explore themes of structural racism, war, capitalism, and how music and mass media reflect and shape our present condition.
Starting with the artist’s seminal early film Black Celebration (1988) and closing with a new work commissioned for the occasion, the exhibition traces back through three decades of Tony Cokes’ work, presenting it within an entirely new framework, a hybrid between the white cube of the art space and the black box of the cinema.