Artist Projects

X Billboard Project


Tony Cokes , Marc Pierson

The bi-racial artists collaborative X-PrZ used public sites in Boston for a yearlong series of billboards, subway station lightbox ads, and posters for subway cars, buses, and bus shelters. The work examines the figure and cultural legacy of Malcolm X in a revisionist historical framework, deconstructing his place as a commodified folk hero in the urban landscape. The project included five billboards and was documented via a website and the production of a broadcast-quality videotape.

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    Tony Cokes

    Tony Cokes makes video and installation projects that reframe appropriated texts to reflect upon capitalism, subjectivity, knowledge and pleasure. So…

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    Marc Pierson

    Mark Pierson studied Music, Art and Architecture at the University of Vienna, Austria and at Clark University. His work includes the production of vi…

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