Aleksandra Mir, Cinema for the Unemployed: Hollywood Disaster Movies 1970–1997

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Artist's publication published to accompany "Cinema for the Unemployed: Hollywood Disaster Movies 1970 - 1997," a project by Aleksandra Mir, screened at Tivoli Amfi, Moss, Norway, May 25 - 29, 1998, presented as a satellite to the exhibition PARKHUS, produced for the Nordic art festival MOMENTUM.

Contents include: "Master of Disaster," by Onomé Ekeh; "Apocalypse Now and Then," by J. Hoberman; "The Rain in Spain," by Mara Mahía; "Disasterology," by Onomé Ekeh; "Welcome to Earthquake Island," by Ken Hollings; "THE END ISN'T NEAR," by Catherine Bernard; "Letter from Moses," by Lars Fr. H. Svendsen; and "'Edwards,'" by Mick Stevens, reprinted from the Harvard Business Review.
Dimensions overall (closed): 26.7 x 20.4 cm. Edition of 1000.

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Aleksandra Mir was born in Lubin, Poland in 1967. Her Polish citizenship was revoked during the 1968 Polish political crisis; she holds dual Swedish-American citizenship instead. Her work deals with time, place, language, gender, identity, performativity, representation, transition, translation and transgression. She is known for her large-scale collaborative projects and for her anthropological methods, involving rigorous archival research, oral history and fieldwork. She has participated in more than 360 exhibitions worldwide, including at Tate Modern, London (2014), Tate Liverpool (2017), Whitney Museum of American Art (2014), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2007), MoMA, New York City (2012), YUZ Museum, Shanghai (2018), and Biennale di Venezia (2009).