Hito Steyerl is among the keenest observers of our thoroughly globalized, digitized condition. Her practice describes with uncommon precision the fluidity and mutability of images—how they are produced, interpreted, translated, packaged, transported, and consumed by a multitude of users. Most often, Steyerl’s art takes the form of video essays that comprise exhaustive research, montage, composite imagery, first-person voiceovers,  and interviews. While her subjects vary widely, her work is

Presenting six new and recent video installations, this exhibition—the 28th installment of the Art Institute of Chicago’s focus series—is organized in conjunction with Hito Steyerl on view at e-flux, New York (October 4–December 21, 2012).
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