Lovett/Codagnone is an artist team working together in New York since 1995 using photography, performance, video, sound, and installation. Their work address issues of collective identity and relations of power in social structures focusing on the absorption of underground tactics of resistance. Important theoretical and aesthetic influences in their production are derived from the work of historical radical figures in literature, critical thinking, cinema, theater, and punk music. In 2008, they formed the band CANDIDATEwith musician Michele Pauli. CANDIDATE performances have featured among others Jim Fletcher, Gary Indiana, and Kate Valk. Recent solo exhibitions: Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Palermo; Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, Palermo, 2013; Museo Marino Marini, Florence; LAXART, Los Angeles, 2012; September Galerie, Berlin, 2011; Sculpture Center, New York, 2010; MoMA P.S.1, New York, 2007–08. Recent performances have been presented at MoMA P.S.1, 2012; the ICA Philadelphia; Judson Memorial Church, New York, 2010; and the ICA Boston, 2007. Their work has been shown at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, the Netherlands, 2008; the Ludwig Museum, Cologne, 2005; De Appel, Amsterdam, 2005; Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin, 2003; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2002.
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