From the UBS Art Collection

Past

JAN 21 – MAR 25, 2011

Whose Utopia
Cao Fei, 2006, 20 min.
Video

In Whose Utopia Cao Fei records workers of the OSRAM China Lighting factory acting out their whimsical and endearing fantasies against the drab, impersonal, and oppressive backdrop of industrial machinery and anonymity.

 

Airliner
Hiraki Sawa, 2003, 3 min.
Video

Hiraki Sawa’s aircrafts in Airliner are like rows of ducks flying relentlessly over the pages of a stuttering flip book—spotted, contained, framed, and catalogued as part of a hypnotic spectacle.

 

Factory
Chen Chieh-jen, 2003, 39 min. 50 sec.
Video

The videos of Chen Chieh-jen provide a platform for the forgotten and disenfranchised of Taiwan’s industrial boom and subsequent bust.

 

 

New York Groove
Daniel Guzman, 2004, 3 min.
Video

In this unauthorized music video for Ace Frehley’s song “New York Groove”, Daniel Guzman relocates the song to Mexico City and tracks a series of seemingly unwitting passersby as their movements are inspired by the beat of the music.

 

Works from the UBS Art Collection were screened as part of the UMOCA ongoing video series, Looped.