Los Angeles, CA
Bruce Yonemoto has developed a body of work which positions itself within the overlapping intersections of art and commerce, of the gallery world and the cinema screen. His work attempts to manipulate an audience with a simultaneous recognition of the machinations of the manipulation. Yonemoto has been honored with numerous awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Film Institute, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Maya Deren Award for Experimental Film and Video. Bruce’s installations, photographs and sculptures have been featured in major one person shows at the ICC in Tokyo, the ICA in Philadelphia, and the Kemper Museum in Kansas City. His work was featured in Los Angeles 1955-85 at the Pompidou Center, Paris, the Generali Foundation, Vienna, the Gwangju Biennial, Korea, Pacific Standard Time, Getty Museum, a survey show in Kanazawa, Japan, and a retrospective at the Luckman Gallery in Los Angeles featuring the Creative Capital project: The End of the World at the Edge of the Earth with Juli Carson. In January 2017, Yonemoto was honored with a retrospective at the Tate Modern, London. Bruce is Professor of Art at the University of California, Irvine.
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The End of the World at the Edge of the Earth
Juli Carson is Professor at UC Irvine, where she directs the Critical and Curatorial Studies Program and The University Art Galleries.Artist Bio
Bruce YonemotoArtist Bio
The End of the World at the Edge of the Earth is a digital and film installation that explores the uncanny convergence of three facts specific to Argentina: the last growing glacier; the last living Lacanian practice; and the détournement by Juli Carson and Bruce Yonemoto of a 1966 anti-happening by artist and psychoanalytic theorist Oscar Masotta. Masotta’s anti-happenings confronted the Argentine military tactic of posing “fake happenings” before their 1966 coups d’état. Defiant of political and avant-garde orthodoxies, Masotta’s work speaks to our current moment of “fake news” and pending coups d’états.
Juli Carson is Professor at UC Irvine, where she directs the Critical and Curatorial Studies Program and The University Art Galleries. She is author of Exile of the Imaginary: Politics, Aesthetics, Love (Vienna: Generali Foundation, 2007) and The Limits of Representation: Psychoanalysis and Critical Aesthetics (Buenos Aires: Letra Viva Press, 2011). Her essays have been published in Art Journal, Documents, October, Texte Zur Kunst and X-Tra, as well as in numerous international anthologies and catalogues. Her forthcoming book The Conceptual Unconscious will be published by PoLyPen.