Martin Beck

Martin Beck is an artist whose exhibitions and projects engage questions of historicity and authorship and they draw from the fields of architecture, design, and popular culture. A ‘leitmotif’ in Beck’s practice is the notion of display: his works often engage histories of exhibiting and communication formats and, on a material level, negotiate display’s function as a condition of image-making. Recent exhibitions and projects include “Communitas” at Camera Austria, Graz, (2011), contributions to the 29th São Paulo and the 4th Bucharest Biennales (2010), and “Panel 2—‘Nothing better than a touch of ecology and catastrophe to unite the social classes….’” at Gasworks in London (2008). Beck is the author of About the Relative Size of Things in the Universe (2007), an Exhibit viewed played populated (2005), and the forthcoming The Aspen Complex (2012).