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MTV’s Art Breaks, curated by MoMA PS1 and Creative Time, is a video series featuring ascendant visual artists. The program updates MTV’s legacy of working with vanguard visionaries like Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Doug Aitken. The first five videos in the new series come from Mickalene Thomas, Rashaad Newsome, Tala Madani, Mads Lynnerup and Jani Ruscica. Our most recent artists include Guido van der Werve, Andrew Kuo, Cody Critcheloe, Divya Mehra and Sema Bekirovic.
Andrew Kuo (b. 1977, Queens, NY)
Andrew Kuo obsessively compiles data on musical events and personal experiences through humorous and vibrant abstractions in the form of meticulously drawn diagrams. For Art Breaks, Kuo uses video to present a new graphic in the form of cable interface. His film, entitled Now and Later, is inspired by artist Chris Burden’s work Through the Night Softly, which aired during commercial breaks on a local LA television station for the duration of one month in 1973. In Now and Later, Kuo presents a digital menu that, as it scrolls, reveals a series of channels, titles and summaries that together tell a story. As previous viewers of his work will find familiar, Kuo’s text encourages closer inspection to piece together the narrative. Andrew Kuo’s iconographics regularly appear in the New York Times music section. His work has appeared in solo exhibitions at Taxter and Spengemann, New York, Franklin Art Work, Minneapolis, and Artists Space, New York. Recent group exhibitions include shows at the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ, and Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA. Kuo’s upcoming solo exhibition will open in January 2013 at Marlborough Gallery in New York.
Andrew Kuo lives and works in New York, NY.
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