Yoshua Okón video installations are built on improvisational narratives created by the artist and his collaborators, mostly non-actors willing to participate in a game of social chance that may easily spiral out of control.
Katya Bonnenfant, who works under the artistic moniker the old boys’ club, approaches various subjects — including ideas around desire and judgment — with humor, whimsy and lightness of mood, even if the subjects themselves reject this levity. La Destitution de la jeune fille is composed of original wallpaper, wooden sculptures, and projected
animations depicting warring cartoon-like characters in masks with origins in various cultures.
Cao Fei, one of the most celebrated artists to emerge from China over the past ten years, has been presenting telling, biting, and humorous tales that chronicle the trials and tribulations of China's new middle class.
By Mladen Djordjevic
Not exactly a horror film, and not exactly an entertaining film, this subversive freak show is the leading example of a Serbian new wave of extreme cinema, which uses shock tactics partly as commentary on the societal chaos and collective trauma of the post–Milosevic era. A porn producer flees Belgrade, taking his actors on the road to perform tawdry live shows for rural villagers. As you might have guessed by the title, things take a very dark turn. (2009, 107 min, 35mm)