Carey Young

born 1970

Carey Young, ‘Body Techniques (after Parallel Stress, Dennis Oppenheim,1970)’ 2007
Body Techniques (after Parallel Stress, Dennis Oppenheim,1970) 2007
© Carey Young, courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
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Carey Young, ‘Body Techniques (after Sculpture II, Kirsten Justesen, 1969)’ 2007
Carey Young
Body Techniques (after Sculpture II, Kirsten Justesen, 1969) 2007
© Carey Young, courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Carey Young (born 1970) is a visual artist who has developed her artistic practice from a cross-fertilization of disciplines including economics, law, politics, science and communication. The tools of these different fields act as material for her installations, text works and photographs, as well as for videos in which absurd relationships develop between the performer and the rhetoric of political, commercial or legal discourse. Young’s work often develops from within the particular cultures she explores. She has often immersed herself in the business or legal worlds, donning the appropriate attire and enacting recommended scenarios in order to examine and question the reach of each institution’s power and its ability to shape our contemporary reality.

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