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Art: Aleksandra Mir presents the Pre-Presidential Library
By Matthias Whitehouse
i-D Magazine, London, Jan 2019

Art: Aleksandra Mir presents the Pre-Presidential Library
New Year, same old President. This free exhibition at Hayward Gallery’s HENI Project Space, sees artist Aleksandra Mir display a collection of NYC tabloid covers dominated by the business dealings, political aspirations and personal life of Donald Trump. Covering the 15-year period between 1986 and 2000, and enlarged to almost two metres high, what’s striking is the way the headlines seem to function almost as proto-tweets, serving as a strangely prescient forbearers to the ones rattled off daily from his bedroom in the White House. “The startling correlation between the past, present and future is not something I, as an artist, could ever create or predict,” she says. You and us both, Aleksandra.
7 January -- 7 February, HENI Project Space at Hayward Gallery, London.