Karl Philips is a young Belgian artist for whom a mild kind of activism is inextricably linked to his work. With his performing art, he explores the distinctions between public and non-public, common- and underground, us and them. In 2010, he created a mobile »apartment« attached to a billboard. Concierge is a transparent foldable pop-up shelter for homeless people on the back of company’s product placement.
In recent years, outsized billboards have spread the commercial hubs of New York City. Most are replaced after several weeks by others. Like background actors, participants stroll around in front of this super billboards. »Coming Soon« by Natan Dvir is an exploration of our visual relationship with the branded city centers and the commercial environment we live in. Great theater with a fancy backdrop.
Current Exhibition: Anastasia Photo gallery in New York. All images copyright © Natan Dvir.