Overview participating exhibitions

Arena
2016

Arena

Carole Condé & Karl Beveridge

Multiple Exposures (2011)

In MULTIPLE EXPOSURES, Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge depict the same location in Canada over a period of six hundred years. Starting with a pre-colonial forest, the eight photographs portray the economic history and with it the corresponding impact on the landscape and the environment. Via the fur trade, the near extinction of the beaver, a chemical factory from the Sixties, and modern industrial environmental pollution, the viewer ends up at an office block, the ‘financialization’ of the earth’s economy and global warming. Each photograph depicts two workers: one represents the price workers pay in the form of injury, illness, and unemployment; the other represents forms of resistance against the employers, who are also depicted.

To Have and Have Not
2013

To Have and Have Not

Carole Condé & Karl Beveridge

THE PLAGUE (2009) / SCENE OTHERWISE (2012)

With these two monumental images, a combination of staged scenes and collage, Karl Beveridge and Carole Condé illuminate both sides of the financial crisis and its aftermath: the haves and have-nots, the 1% and the 99%. THE PLAGUE links the environmental crisis and the economic crisis in an airport scene populated by contemporary and historic figures, representatives of a number of great financial crises since 1500, as well as economists and biologists. SCENE OTHERWISE is intended as a counterpoint, and is based on the Occupy camp which was set up in October and November, 2011, in Toronto. In this collage the issues that fed the Occupy movement are brought together and placed in an historical context.

  • THE PLAGUE (2009)

  • SCENE OTHERWISE (2012)

Metropolis
2011

Metropolis

Carole Condé & Karl Beveridge

Carol Condé & Karl Beveridge

LIBERTY LOST (G20, TORONTO) is a response to the large-scale, repressive deployment of police during the G20 meeting in Toronto, held in 2010. The staged image is loosely based on Eugene Delacroix’s painting 'Liberty Guiding the People' (also called 'Liberty on the Barricades'). Where Delacroix visualised the struggle for democracy in the 1830s, LIBERTY LOST deals with the city as hotbed of resistance, and the boundaries that are imposed by a democracy that functions primarily to protect private property and wealth.

  • LIBERTY LOST (G20, TORONTO) (Canada, 2010)

Global Detail
2003

Global Detail

Carole Condé & Karl Beveridge

Carol Condé & Karl Beveridge

The staged series Calling the Shots subtly illustrates the ritual dance among anti-globalists, politicians and journalists. It is a series of linked-together images that carry the viewer along from a protest march to a television studio to a political press conference.

  • CALLING THE SHOTS

    The staged series Calling the Shots subtly illustrates the ritual dance among anti-globalists, politicians and journalists. It is a series of linked-together images that carry the viewer along from a protest march to a television studio to a political press conference.

  • CALLING THE SHOTS

  • CALLING THE SHOTS

  • CALLING THE SHOTS

  • CALLING THE SHOTS

  • CALLING THE SHOTS

  • CALLING THE SHOTS

  • CALLING THE SHOTS

Biography

Over the years Carole Condé (Canada, 1940) and Karl Beveridge (Canada, 1945) have frequently worked together with labour unions and social organisations to orchestrate their monumental staged images. Their work has been shown both in museums and in community centres. In addition the pair have been active for the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. 

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Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age

Price EUR 17,50

Global Detail

Global Detail

Price EUR 35,00