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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.
Untitled (between my head and the sky), 2012.
Semâ Bekirovic (b. 1977, Amsterdam, NL)
Semâ Bekirovic uses photographs, videos, and installations to explore the tension between control and chance, often letting go of the ultimate end result of the situations presented in her work. In her video for Art Breaks, Bekirovic presents the image of a knife, seemly skydiving as it falls at a rapid pace from the sky. The image of the beautiful surrounding landscape is contrasted with the alarming idea of what might occur should the object hit the ground. Bekirovic’s work has been exhibited widely throughout the Netherlands, and the Hayward Gallery Project space in London featured her solo exhibition Matters in Space as part of the See Further Festival of Science and Arts in 2010. Recent group exhibitions include venues 21 Rozendaal in Netherlands and Flachlandfest in Berlin in 2010. Upcoming projects include a group exhibition at FOAM in Amsterdam, and a group show at the Jan Cunen Museum in Oss, Netherlands in May 2013.
Semâ Bekirovic lives and works in Amsterdam, NL.
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