Josh Kline: Unemployment
Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation November 4th, 2016
Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation
November 4, 2016 – February 12, 2017
Josh Kline, Contagious Unemployment (Kind Regards), 2016, cardboard file box, mixed media, plastic, hardware, cables, LEDs and power source
PRESS RELEASE: The Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation presents, from 4 November to 12 February 2017, Unemployment, the first solo exhibition in Italy by Josh Kline (USA, 1979). Through sculptures, videos and installations, Kline explores the political and social transformations of our time, offering a critical look at the impact that technology and the “new economy” have on the life of individuals in the 21st century. The US society becomes the negative model of processes that involve all the advanced countries, and which are expressed in a growing threat to the privacy of individuals, their freedom of expression and their economic status. In the best tradition of literary and film science fiction, Kline offers a grim look on a world on the brink of collapse, in which the interests of the few shape the living conditions of most. Unemployment is the most recent chapter of a series of exhibitions that reflect on emerging economic and cultural political issues that are likely to define the coming decades.
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