Culture Now: Mark Boulos
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For this week’s Culture Now artist Mark Boulos is joined in conversation with Time Out’s Ossian Ward. Mark is discussing his solo exhibition at the Lisson Gallery No Permanent Address. Boulos spent eight weeks living in the Philippine jungle with two guerilla squads of the New People’s Army (NPA), a Communist insurgency which is currently designated as a terrorist organisation. The resulting work ruminates on the persistence of Communism beyond its supposed death, focussing on the powerful personal narratives of the soldiers.
Mark Boulos (American, b. 1975) is an artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Amsterdam and Geneva. He studied visual art at the Rijksakademie in Holland as a Fulbright Scholar, documentary filmmaking at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, and philosophy at Swarthmore College and Deep Springs College. Boulos’ solo exhibition No Permanent Address is currently on view at the Lisson Gallery, London and he will be showing at FACT in Liverpool later this year.
Ossian Ward is Visual Arts Editor for Time Out London and a writer on contemporary art. As well as contributing to art publications such as Art in America, Art + Auction, Modern Painters and Monopol he has written for magazines such as the World of Interiors, Esquire, The New Statesman and Wallpaper, as well as newspapers including the Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Observer, The Times, The Independent on Sunday and The Independent. Formerly editor of ArtReview and the V&A magazine he has worked at The Art Newspaper and also edited The Artists’ Yearbook from 2005-2010, a biennial publication by Thames & Hudson.