Glenn Kaino

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Gallery of Glenn Kaino
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Gallery of Glenn Kaino

4 Pictures

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Tommie Smith is the American athlete who, after winning the 200 metres at the 1968 Mexico Olympics in 19 sec 83, received his medal in black socks with his head bowed and his black-gloved fist raised. This gesture of protest, seen world wide in media images, was a sign of African Americans’ commitment totheir civil rights. It also meant he was stripped of his medal by the IOC and banned for life from participationin any Olympic event. He was only 24 yearsold. In this work, Glenn Kaino operates allusively, hinting indirectly at the event. His installation combines a soundtrack with a frieze of photographs that describe, almost image by image, Tommie Smith’s exploit. To use his own word, Kaino has “repainted” these images. In the middle of the work there is a gold-platedpodium, not so much a symbol of the Olympics as a reference to the endless struggles for emancipation – and a goal to be attained.

Le Musée d'art contemporain


81 Quai Charles de Gaulle
69006, Lyon


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Tommie Smith is the American athlete who, after winning the 200 metres at the 1968 Mexico Olympics in 19 sec 83, received his medal in black socks with his head bowed and his black-gloved fist raised. This gesture of protest, seen world wide in media images, was a sign of African Americans’ commitment totheir civil rights. It also meant he was stripped of his medal by the IOC and banned for life from participationin any Olympic event. He was only 24 yearsold. In this work, Glenn Kaino operates allusively, hinting indirectly at the event. His installation combines a soundtrack with a frieze of photographs that describe, almost image by image, Tommie Smith’s exploit. To use his own word, Kaino has “repainted” these images. In the middle of the work there is a gold-platedpodium, not so much a symbol of the Olympics as a reference to the endless struggles for emancipation – and a goal to be attained.

Le Musée d'art contemporain


81 Quai Charles de Gaulle
69006, Lyon


Comment y aller
Untitled
Untitled 2013

Tommie Smith is the American athlete who, after winning the 200 metres at the 1968 Mexico Olympics in 19 sec 83, received his medal in black socks with his head bowed and his black-gloved fist raised. This gesture of protest, seen world wide in media images, was a sign of African Americans’ commitment totheir civil rights. It also meant he was stripped of his medal by the IOC and banned for life from participationin any Olympic event. He was only 24 yearsold. In this work, Glenn Kaino operates allusively, hinting indirectly at the event. His installation combines a soundtrack with a frieze of photographs that describe, almost image by image, Tommie Smith’s exploit. To use his own word, Kaino has “repainted” these images. In the middle of the work there is a gold-platedpodium, not so much a symbol of the Olympics as a reference to the endless struggles for emancipation – and a goal to be attained.

Le Musée d'art contemporain


81 Quai Charles de Gaulle
69006, Lyon


Comment y aller
Untitled
Untitled 2013

Tommie Smith is the American athlete who, after winning the 200 metres at the 1968 Mexico Olympics in 19 sec 83, received his medal in black socks with his head bowed and his black-gloved fist raised. This gesture of protest, seen world wide in media images, was a sign of African Americans’ commitment totheir civil rights. It also meant he was stripped of his medal by the IOC and banned for life from participationin any Olympic event. He was only 24 yearsold. In this work, Glenn Kaino operates allusively, hinting indirectly at the event. His installation combines a soundtrack with a frieze of photographs that describe, almost image by image, Tommie Smith’s exploit. To use his own word, Kaino has “repainted” these images. In the middle of the work there is a gold-platedpodium, not so much a symbol of the Olympics as a reference to the endless struggles for emancipation – and a goal to be attained.

Le Musée d'art contemporain


81 Quai Charles de Gaulle
69006, Lyon


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