Hans Haacke A Breed Apart 1978

Artwork details

Artist
Hans Haacke born 1936
Title
A Breed Apart
Date 1978
Medium 7 photographs, black and white and colour, on paper on hardboard
Dimensions Image, each: 910 x 910 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Patrons of New Art through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1988
Reference
T05206
Not on display

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Since the mid-1960s, Haacke has produced controversial, unflinchingly political works exposing systems of power and influence. Many of these have focused on the unethical investment or labour practices of multinational corporations, but he has also examined the power relations within the art world itself. A Breed Apart targets the former car manufacturer British Leyland. The contrasts between the brutal 'real' world and the glamourised realm of advertising draw out the double standards of British Leyland's involvement with the South African apartheid regime.

October 2000

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