ALEX DA CORTE | Blue Zine Drawing (Proposal for Swiss Cheese Tilted Arc)

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Blue Zine Drawing (Proposal for Swiss Cheese Tilted Arc), 2020
Inkjet and White Out on paper
17 1/8 x 2 x 14 7/8 in. (framed)


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Alex Da Corte (b. 1980) is a Philadelphia-based multidisciplinary artist known for his pop-informed sensibility and embrace of theatricality. Across his elaborate, immersive environments, banal objects and consumer goods serve as both actors and props. His campy détournements of celebrities, cartoons, and cinematic characters make these familiar references strange. Da Corte’s videos, sculptures, paintings, and installations ruminate on personal and cultural politics, alienation, and the complexities of the human experience. In 2019, Da Corte was included in the Venice Biennial, curated by Ralph Rugoff, which directly followed his participation in the 57th Carnegie International, curated by Ingrid Schaffner. Other recent solo exhibitions include Karma, New York (2019); Secession Building, Vienna, Austria (2017); Maccarone Gallery, New York (2016); the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2017); and Art + Practice, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016). Da Corte’s work is represented in the collections of the Aïshti Foundation, Antelias, Lebanon; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; Fondazione Prada, Milan; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, France; TPG/P&A, Philadelphia; The West Collection, Philadelphia; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.