Skip Arnold works within the tradition of Body Art and Actionism. In his performances, the artist seeks out extremes, testing the limits of physical endurance. Arnold isolates and alienates everyday and functionalised series of movement and behaviour mechanisms. In his works one can find a crossing of borders, as in the work of Chris Burden, or a certain masochism, as in the case of Bob Flanagan, aggressive and disturbing aspects, as with Bruce Nauman, as well as the exhibitionism to be found in the work of Carolee Schneeman.
Window 24 presents two videos by the artist.
SKIP ARNOLD, born in Binghamton, New York, in 1957, lives and works in Los Angeles and Paris.
Selected exhibitions: 2012 HEAD SHAKING 2, Škoda Palace and New Town Hall, Prague; Under Constant Threat, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rio do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil; 2011 SKIP ARNOLD | Portrait Paris December 2004 & Portrait #2 Paris December 2004, Pepin Moore Gallery, Los Angeles; 2010 No Show, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York; 15 Minutes Of Fame: Portraits From Ansel Adams To Andy Warhol, Orange County Museum of Art, USA; 2009 100 Years (version #2), PS1, New York; We Inturupt This Program, Mercer Art Gallery, Toronto; 2008 California Video, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; 2007 VIDEO FILMS 1983-2007, Christine König Galerie, Vienna; Evidence of Movement, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles; 2006 Mirror Mirror, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels; 2004 SKIP ARNOLD, Video Wall, Kunsthalle Wien; Handlungsanweisungen, Kunsthalle Wien.
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