NOTHING CAN TEAR US APART, Maximus Clarke’s newest anaglyph 3D video work, is now on view at the 2017 edition of the Governors Island Art Fair, at Colonels Row on Governors Island.
The video piece, a response to current political circumstances, depicts a succession of dystopian propaganda posters appearing and being taped to walls. As the posters are unfolded, covered with strips of duct tape, and torn into fragments, the menacing slogans on them are altered and recombined into ever more ominous messages. Clarke has also created actual screen-printed posters, based on the designs in the video, that are on display nearby.
The Governors Island Art Fair — now in its 10th year — features work by over 100 artists, presented in the historic buildings of the former military base on Governors Island, located in New York harbor just 800 yards from the southern tip of Manhattan. The fair heralds the start of the fall visual arts season in New York City, with a spirited atmosphere that encourages conversation between artists and the public. The fair is open every weekend from Sep. 2 until Oct. 1.