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French, 20th century, male.

Born 1945, in Paris.

Painter, installation artist, intervention artist, performance artist, photographer. Multimedia.

Conceptual Art, Land Art, Body Art.

The beginnings of Borgeaud's work, as it was to develop subsequently, can be dated from 1969, the year of the exhibition event ...

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Irish, 20th century, male.

Active in England, from 1957 in Canada.

Born 6 October 1935 or 1936, in Dublin.

Happenings artist, environmental artist, video artist. Multimedia.

Conceptual Art.

Les Levine showed an early interest in photography, and enrolled at the Central School of Art and Design in London before embarking on a career as a designer, notably of jewellery. Despite this early success, he emigrated to Canada in ...

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Midori Yoshimoto

(b Tokyo, April 5, 1967).

Japanese sculptor, installation and video artist . Torimitsu received a BFA in sculpture at Tama Art University (1994) and, soon after her university graduation, she completed Miyata Jiro, a life-size robot of a stereotypical Japanese businessman, and made it crawl on the pavements of various districts in Tokyo. Perhaps because of its candid critique of Japanese corporate culture, businessmen in Marunouchi district pretended not to look at the robot, while it attracted large crowds elsewhere. In order to study varying reactions to her robot in different social settings, Torimitsu moved to New York in 1996, to participate in the P.S.1 International Program. For the American premier of Miyata Jiro that year, on Wall Street and near the Rockefeller Center, Torimitsu dressed as a nurse to redirect the robot’s movement or recharge its battery. Her New York performances were so well received that Torimitsu subsequently acquired opportunities to do the same in Amsterdam, Graz, London, Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Sydney....

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American, 20th–21st century, female.

Born 1939, in Denver (Colorado).

Performance artist. Installation art, audio and visual, socially cooperative art, documentary, public art, community art, service art.

Conceptual Art.

Mierle Laderman Ukeles studied painting and sculpture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and History and International Relations at Barnard College in New York, receiving a BA in 1964, and Inter-related Arts at New York University, obtaining an MA in 1974. She also obtained a Fifth Year Certificate in Teaching Art in 1966 from the University of Denver. She received Honorary Doctorates from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, and also from Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine.

Laderman Ukeles’ work confronts timely issues by expanding her practice beyond the confines of the studio and into the public sphere. She works in a variety of mediums including installations, performance, and audio and visual works and engages with issues surrounding the borders of gender and class. She addresses issues of women’s power in capitalist society and contemporary feminist thought by examining the institutional structure of the museum and the division of classes within our society. In ...