Neil Sanzgiri is an artist, writer and filmmaker working to understand how systems of oppression are informed and reinforced by the production of collective memory. His works take the form of installation, video and sculpture, blending philosophical and poetic interpretations of historical events and repositioning their residual effects in current, complex networks of global interaction, often combining personal narratives entangled in the extremities of late capitalism.

Locating the intersections between history, memory and political struggles, as well as their representations as such through traces of media and art historical events over time, Sanzgiri’s work deal with subjects such as the 1991 Persian Gulf War, the Bretton Woods conference in 1945, and the 1968 state-sponsored student massacre in Mexico City. He approaches these subjects through the images that accompany them and the questions they raise. To look at how, why, and when images circulate, and what propels them into production, is to question the underlying relationships between power and knowledge, for Sanzgiri, an inquiry that is perhaps all too relevant given the turn toward a so-called “post-truth” era.

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