A few artists:

Yinka Shonibare


“Shonibare forces these seemingly incompatible elements to coexist. With their melding of influences and shifting identities, his works constitute a remarkably succinct metaphor for what Shonibare refers to as post-colonial hybrid cultures evolving from globalization.”
Aug7, 2007:

Shirin Neshat


“An Iranian-born artist who has lived in the United States since 1974, Shirin Neshat portrays the emotional space of exile in her photographs and films. She questions the role of women in Islamic society, recognizing the tensions between a collective cultural identity and one driven by individual concerns.” Aug7, 2007:

A link to images:

Brian Jungen


Mixed media installation artist from British Columbia working with cultural and material hybridity.

Annie Pootoogook


“Both her forebears were chroniclers of their times, and Annie follows suit – diverging from many of her peers, who frequently stick to cliché forms and symbols in order to please southern buyers. Pootoogook’s austere, often humorous pencil-crayon drawings are unflinching; they capture a radically shifting culture, one still tied to custom, yet inundated with southern goods, technology and media (from manufactured boots to portable phones to Jerry Springer).”

Janet Cardiff


“During the audio walk, the viewer (or perhaps the participant, to be more precise) is guided through a sonic “virtual” journey, using recorded voices and sounds delivered via headset. As the art form has progressed, Cardiff has incorporated visual elements into these works, including sculpture, still images and film, adding further dimension to the pieces. The majority of these works are collaborative projects with her husband, George Bures Miller.”

Huang Yong Ping


“Working with diverse traditions and media, Huang Yong Ping has created an artistic universe comprised of provocative installations that challenge the viewer to reconsider everything from the idea of art, to national identity, to recent history.”

Cindy Sherman


“Throughout her career, Sherman has appropriated numerous visual genres—including the film still, centerfold, fashion photograph, historical portrait, and soft-core sex image—while disrupting the operations that work to define and maintain their respective codes of representation.”

Amir Fallah


Title: Robbie Conal
Date: 2007
Info: The Fort series consist of collaborative forts created with male friends in their home. Each fort was built in under two hours. All materials for the forts were found on location and no aspect of the fort was preplanned.

In the sleepy suburbs of Fairfax, Virginia, Amir Fallah founded Beautiful/Decay as a black and white, hand-photocopied “zine” while still in high school. Along with business partners Fubz and Ben Osher, Fallah has transformed B/D into an internationally distributed publication with a circulation of over 40,000 readers in less than ten years.

Paul Kos


An artist from San Fransisco, a contemporary of Bruce Nauman and Vito Acconci, interested in the addition of video and sound to sculture.

Antonia Hirsch


Anthropometrics seeks to trace and document methods of measurement that remain in use parallel to standardized modes of measurement. These types of ‘biometric’ measurements have a kinship to oral history that is passed on by generations of families or other social networks, rather than through official institutions. They require face-to-face exchange, rather than abstract or remote forms of interaction.”

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