Hear from the artist on her current exhibition in HENI Project Space, Aleksandra Mir Presents the Pre-Presidential Library.
Mir discusses her research in the microfiche archives of New York Public Library and examines how this exhibition of US tabloid front covers relates to her wider practice.
Together, the reproduced pages that make up the collection – each one copied from microfiche film which has been damaged through heavy public use over a long period of time – offer a study of the attitudes and biases of the tabloid press: what makes headline news, and why?
Aleksandra Mir (born 1967, Lubin, Poland), a Swedish-American citizen, lives and works in London. Selected solo exhibitions include Triumph, Centro Pecci, Prato (2018); Space Tapestry: Faraway Missions, Tate Liverpool (2017); Space Tapestry: Earth Observation & Human Spaceflight, Modern Art Oxford (2017); Drawing Room, Drawing Room, London (2014); and The Space Age, M-Museum Leuven, Leuven (2013).