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Candice Breitz

Since the mid 90s, Candice Breitz (b. 1972, Johannesburg) has explored the question of the construction of personal and collective identity. While her early works mainly focused on racial and sexual identity, the question of the impact of popular culture rapidly appeared as a dominant element in her practice. Breitz’s photos and video installations are based on methods which recall forms of montage employed in the domains of music and literature, such as cut-up and sampling.

Through the Monuments series of photographs, Candice Breitz is concerned more precisely with relations that link the fans to their idols. The large-format photographic portraits present “families” of fans, contacted through small ads and brought together by Breitz in Berlin to celebrate their respective idols: Marilyn Manson, Britney Spears, Abba, Iron Maiden and Grateful Dead.


  1. Candice Breitz, "Aiwa to Zen", 2003, Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Candice Breitz Aiwa to Zen, 2003

    Vidéo couleur, son
    Tatamis, paravent
    11 min 30 sec
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2004
    © Photogramme : Shugoarts Gallery

  1. Candice Breitz Marilyn Manson Monument, Berlin, June 2007, 2007

    Digital C-print monté sur Diasec
    180 x 463,5 cm
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Acquisition 2007
    © Candice Breitz

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