A screening of Das Blut, im Fruchtfleisch gerinnend beim Birnenbiss by Tobias Madison, a remake of the 1971 film Emperor Tomato Ketchup. The original film was created by Japanese director Shūji Terayama (1935 – 83) as a reaction to and critique of the political dogmatism of the growing Maoist student movement. By depicting a revolution of children over adults, the film used political satire to expose the movement’s stated goals as a repetition of the historical roots of totalitarian systems. The screening was followed by a discussion with the artist.
This public program is part of A Disappearing Act (Feb 16 – Feb 27, 2017), an exhibition developed from archival research in an effort to reconstruct historical works that were either lost, fragmented, never realized, or inherently ephemeral.
Tobias Madison (b. 1985, Basel) graduated in 2011 from the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Already during his studies, he exhibited in renowned international art institutions, including the Kunsthalle Basel (2007, 2010), Swiss Institute (New York, 2010), The Modern Institute (Glasgow, 2013, 2014), Kunsthalle Zürich (2013), Fridericianum (Kassel, 2013), Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh, 2013), and MoMA PS1 (New York, 2016).
Facilitated by Asia Art Archive in America, in collaboration with Triangle Arts Association.
The program is supported, in part, by Taipei Cultural Center in New York and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.