Tony Cokes

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Tony Cokes, a Professor in Media Production at Brown University's Department of Modern Culture and Media, is a post-conceptualist whose practice foregrounds social critique. His video, installation, and sound works recontextualize appropriated materials to reflect upon our production as subjects under capital. His recent projects often take the form of text animations with sound functioning as a constitutive, intertextual element, complicating the visual. Cokes' works have appeared in exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, SFMoMA, San Francisco, and La Cinémathèque Française, Paris. His numerous media festival screenings include Oberhausen Short Film Festival (1993, 2005), International Film Festival Rotterdam (2001 – 2006, 2009 - 10), and Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin-Madrid (2003 – 2010). Cokes' projects have been supported by grants and fellowships from The Rockefeller Foundation, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, Creative Capital Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For the 2008-9 academic year he was a Resident Scholar / Artist-in-Residence at The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, CA.


Stories by this author

  • | November 14th, 2010
    Evil.11, the most recent entry in the evil series, is a response to disaster politics and racism formulated in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The rest of the Evil series will be available for viewing soon on http://www.tonycokes.com
  • | November 14th, 2010
    Week 4+: 09/23/1994ColumbiaFARC Hostage-taking, September 23, 1994: FARC rebels kidnapped U.S.citizen Thomas Hargrove in Colombia. 09/23/1983United Arab EmiratesBombing of Omani AircraftAn Omani Gulf aircraft en route from Karachi to Abu Dhabi...
  • | November 7th, 2010
    Week 3: 09/15/1982EgyptSeizure of Embassy In MadridBlack September terrorists seized the Egyptian embassy in Madrid, demanding that Egypt renounce the Sinai Agreement with Israel. The ambassador signed a renunciation, which was later dismissed. 09...
  • | September 20th, 2010
    Week 2: 09/08/1943ItalyItaly Surrenders To Allies 09/08/1951JapanMutual Security Pact With U.S.Japan signed the Mutual Security Pact with the United States, permitting American troops to remain in the country. The date is denounced by leftists. 09/...
  • | September 17th, 2010
    SEPTEMBER Week 1: 09/01/0000ArgentinaStudents Day 09/01/1981Central African RepublicA coup brought the Kolingba regime to power. 09/01/1980JordanHussein Supports Iraq In WarKing Hussein declared Jordanian support for Iraq in the Iran-Iraq War. 09/01...
  • | September 15th, 2010
    Evil.30: “Significant Dates” is an edited calendar of global significant events that I downloaded from the website “Terrorism.com” on November 18, 2001. Subsequently, I edited material covering the first eleven days of September to become a part of...