PAST EVENT

Public Speaking

Suburbia without borders

PAST EVENT

Public Speaking

Suburbia without borders

Details

December 9, 2005–January 11, 2006

Public Speaking

6150 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA

Artwork by

Michael Blum

Description

Michael Blum (born 1966 in Jerusalem) is an artist using a variety of media, ranging from photography and video to books, installations, objects, text, and printed matter.

He studied history at Paris University, photography at Ecole Nationale de la Photographie (Arles, France) and later spent 2 years at Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. He has been developing works that aim at critically re-reading the production of culture and history. His work has been shown at numerous venues including the Centre Georges-Pompidou (Paris), the New Museum (New York), Transmediale (Berlin), Kunsthalle (Vienna), the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Baltic, Istanbul, Torino and Tirana Biennials.

Public Speaking was a series of artists’ billboards that appeared over the course of three years—2004, 2005, and 2006.  Works were selected for this temporary exhibition to spark curiosity, conversation, and debate. For its second season in 2005, Clockshop invited artists to respond to a series of photographs titled “Destruction of House #1 by Atom Blast”, taken in 1953 in Yucca flats, Nevada.