Aleksandra Mir

Frieze Yearbook 2003-04

Catalogue, London, 2003
Frieze Art Fair, ed.

Aleksandra Mir
Born 1967
Lives New York

Aleksandra Mir's work could be described as a practical sociology that, as Will Bradley has written in frieze, 'makes visible the gap between the scale and power of art and that of other forces at work in the world'. From Hello (2000-ongoing)—her potentially endless archival demonstration of the six degrees of separation theory—to Pink Tank's (2002) day-glo reconfiguration of Soviet military might and Stonehenge II (2003) (a proposal for a replica Stonehenge visitors can actually enjoy up close). Mir's social interventions are as fiercely analytical as they are generous in spirit.
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