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MIKA ROTTENBERG

MIKA ROTTENBERG

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May 18, 2022 to October 9, 2022

Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal Book

From May 18 to October 9, 2022.

In her video installations, Mika Rottenberg creates unusual relationships between bodies and machines as a way to scrutinize our capitalist and globally connected reality, which is dominated by the rampant production, distribution and consumption of objects.

Rottenberg describes her work as “social surrealism” inspired by Marxism, which she poetically interprets through images that seem to skirt any narrative logic. This social surrealism is based on the principle that reality is more absurd than its representation. Her visually overwhelming, highly colourful works underline the interactions between labour, economics and the production of value, and the ways in which our emotional relationships are increasingly monetized.

Using seduction, humour and subversion, Rottenberg weaves together fictionalized documentary elements that reflect the real-life conditions of our global systems.