Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Salt Lake City, UT
Exploring power relationships in both the cultural and political realms, Ideologue brings together the work of nine artists who employ humor and hyperbole to address platforms of ideology.
The vast image culture of our globalized existence is an arena wrought with diverse and often conflicting ideologies. Representations of heritage, religion, governance, and desire speak to the ways by which ideology appears natural or intrinsic, rather than as part of our world’s culturally produced belief systems. Ideologue seeks to conjure the subtle structures that shape societal values, such as individual freedom, progress, nationalism, and identity.
Through text, print, video, and sculpture, the projects in this exhibition playfully map out how contemporary artists poke fun at the political universe and its claims to social truth. PAarticipating artists are: Kathryn Andrews, Iván Argote, Fayçal Baghriche, Christoph Büchel, Jeremy Deller, Basim Magdy, Dan Mills, Larissa Sansour, Julia Wachtel
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website