Sookoon Ang
John Arndt
Backbreakerneckbrace
Elisabetta Benassi
Wolfgang Berkowski
Johanna Billing
Brian Block
Opie Boero-Imwinkelried
Daniel Bozhkov
Lasse Brandt
aka Bosse Sudenburg

Sarra Brill
Thomas M. Callori
Rob Carter
Anetta Mona Chisa
Suzy Cho
William Cobbing
Tyler Coburn
Patricia Cronin
Keren Cytter
Jen DeNike
Robert Ladislas Derr
Stanislao Di Giugno
Ra di Martino
Honoré d'O
Steven Eastwood
Chris Ernst
Billy Erhard
Mariana Ferratto
Oriana Fox
Rainer Ganahl
Jean-Baptiste Ganne
Mario Garcia Torres
Emil Goh
Goldiechiari
Dara Greenwald
Vincent Grenier
Jesper Just
Rob Johannesma
John Kelly
Jeroen Kooijmans
William Lamson
Penny Lane

Sandra Eula Lee
Jochen Lempert
Jason Livingston
Jennifer Locke
Giuliano Lombardo
Marie Losier
Mary Magsamen
& Stephen Hillerbrand

Giulia Mainenti
Kristine Marx
Tara Mateik
Ursula Mayer
Jacopo Miliani
Franklin Miller
Vincenzo Mistretta
Liana Miuccio
Joshua Mosley
Willett Moss
Shana Moulton
Lydia Moyer
Jeremy Newman
New Humans
Nicedisc
Olaf Nicolai
Dan Oki
Joao Onofre
Jimmy Owenns
Arzu Ozkal Telhan
Jose Parral
Sarah Paul
Julie Perini
Rosalind Peters
PH.ON
Alessandro Piangiamore
Cesare Pietroiusti
Frederic Post
Gunter Puller
Marco Raparelli
Alia Raza
Asad Raza
Jack Riccobono
G. Alan Rhodes
Manuel Saiz
Alessandro Sarra
Corrado Sassi
Mathew Sawyer
Jennifer Schmidt
Guendalina Salini
Cigdem Slankard
Claudia Sohrens
Mirjam Somers
Nomi Talisman
Jennet Thomas
Jennie Thwing
Lucia Tkacova
Nathan Townes-Anderson
Thomas Tsang
Ken Ueno
Guido van der Werve
Marcella Vanzo
Nico Vascellari
Luca Vitone
Clemens von Wedemeyer
Patrick Ward
Julita Wojcik
Emiliano Zelada
ZimmerFrei
Sarah Zwerling

The Embodiment Workout, 2005
video, color, sound, 6:30 min.

"I often take the stereotypical leisure-time activities of women as the starting point for my videos. This new work follows that pattern. I was drawn to the exercise video genre because of the endless repetition involved in following along to the point of mastery, the sense of accomplishment provided by this mastery, the physical exertion, and the endorphin rush of a good workout.
"

-Oriana Fox

 

ORIANA FOX

www.orianafox.com

I admit it, I want to be like and look like many of the women I see on TV and in the movies, yet I am highly critical of them. I want them to more accurately represent my self and the women I know and admire. I feel similarly about the feminist artists of the 1970s. I respect the way they sought to own their own image, to be defined from within instead of without, but the 70s was a long time ago, so I cannot fully embrace their ethos either. I have to find my own, and that is what I try to do in my practice. By taking varied sources from films and TV, I explore my own perceived reflection in the images I see day to day, re-enacting them and altering them to further define myself and my place in representation and the history of art.

Art also gives me a way to justify my more embarrassing hobbies. I want to sew vaginal, womb-like forms out of lush smooth fabrics, I covet any excuse to wear curlers and crinoline, I fancy baking brownies and consequently, I need to work my abdominal muscles. As a contemporary artist, I can indulge in these guilty pleasures only if they can be defended conceptually. My main justification for succumbing to these physical urges has to do with the effect the portrayal of women in both popular culture and feminist art has on me, the way it attracts and repels me at the same time. In expressing my critique of both mass-produced femininity and the self-representation of 70s feminists (as well as by presenting myself as an antidote to those varying clichés) I get to bake my cake and eat it too.

- Oriana Fox