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Ken Feingold

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2011 at 3:35 am

Ken Feingold is a contemporary American conceptual artist, and his works include videos, drawings, films, sculptures and installations. His works have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Tate Liverpool and many other museums, but are currently held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, ZKM Center for Art and Media, the National Gallery of Canada among others all around the world.

He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and later moved to New York City. He studied at Anticoch College in Ohio and experimented with making films and film installations.

His works have a creepy yet sci-fi quality to them. When I first looked at them they made me kind of uncomfortable, but then I took time and looked at them closer, and started wondering why he used heads of dolls (very much like Chuckie) in his works. It is hard to say what those pieces mean, but I have a feeling they might be related to politics, how sometimes humans tend to be manipulated by their governments, and the role science plays in our lives, how it affects us and everything that surrounds us.