TONY COKES: On Non-Visibility
Tony Cokes: On Non-Visibility. Curated by Sohrab Mohebbi
April 27th – June 9th, 2018 - Greene Naftali, 8th Floor
Since the early 1980s Tony Cokes has developed a precise visual and discursive style marked by videos that feature animated text, found images, solid-color slides, and pop music.
The postmodern techniques and sources employed in Black Celebration had been present in Cokes’s early audio-visual work—which throughout the ’80s was shown in venues such as The Kitchen, Artists Space, the New Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art—and have filtered and mutated through his oeuvre in the ensuing thirty years.
Images: Courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York
Text: Greene Naftali press release