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The Artist Edition with Kota Ezawa

February 28, 2007
3:30 p.m.

In this series, artists whose work has been exhibited at MoMA lead Gallery Talks.

Kota Ezawa describes his media works as "video archaeology." Often basing his art on archival news footage and movie clips, he provokes viewers to evaluate the accuracy of their own memories of events in comparison to his modified version. Ezawa studied at D¨sseldorf's Kunstakademie under Nam June Paik and at the San Francisco Art Institute.

In this presentation Ezawa discusses paintings by Cézanne's The Bather and Château Noir, Marcel Duchamp's Bicycle Wheel, Kazimir Malevich's Suprematist Composition: White on White, Brancusi's Fish and Bird in Space, Giacometti's City Square and Dog, Martin Creed's Work No. 227, The Lights Going On And Off, and his own video, The Simpson Verdict.

Photo courtesy of Meredith Rees

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