Exhibitionary

16 October, 08.00–8 November, 23.59 2020

 

Screening Tony Cokes at Stadhuisbrug/Art Utrecht

Tony Cokes, c.my.skull.2. (Evil.13: Alternate Versions), 2010. Courtesy Greene Naftali, New York. Photo by Tom Janssen.

From 16 October to 9 November 2020,  the work c.my.skull.2. (Evil.13: Alternate Versions) by Tony Cokes is screened in public space as part of Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals! In collaboration with Art Utrecht, the network organization for art institutions in Utrecht. The work is screened in the shop window of Stadhuisbrug 5 (former bookstore Broese), opposite Utrecht City Hall, Mondays−Sundays from 08.00–24.00 hrs,

Artwork description:
Tony Cokes, c.my.skull.2. (Evil.13: Alternate Versions), 2010
11:36 MIN.

“How can we see to it that the past becomes front-page news?” c.my.skull.2. (Evil.13: Alternate Versions) presents selected text from Antjie Krog’s Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa. The book reflects on and recounts the hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in South Africa (1996–2000). Excerpts include Thomzama Maliti’s account of the violent murder of her mother Nombulelo Delato, and a description of the reading out of the names of 120 people who died in police custody—such as Bantu Stephen Biko and other anti-Apartheid activists. “They fall like chimes into the silence,” the slide reads. Unlike the other works in Tony Cokes’s voluminous Evil-series (2001–ongoing), that typically combine appropriated texts with pop songs, this work is silent. Addressing questions of medium, language and access, and the psychological effects of apprehending such brutal reports, c.my.skull.2. examines the dilemmas at play in the reporting of violence.

Courtesy Greene Naftali, New York

 

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