Lot # 001
Conceptual Art Online auction

Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge

The Fall of Water
inkjet print
on verso titled and dated 2007 on the artist's label
15 x 20 1/4 in  38.1 x 51.4cm

Private Collection, Toronto

The Toronto duo of Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge have collaborated with arts communities and unions and their initiatives for over 25 years. Through their photographic works they have served to create a discourse amongst both community and corporate cultures. Originating from their concern with the availability of water worldwide, the artists became interested in the representation of water in art. The Fall of Water was inspired by the fluidity the artists found in the composition and figures in Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s masterpiece, The Fall of the Rebel Angels (1562). His depiction of the scene from the Book of Revelation acts as commentary on the local politics of the sixteenth century, and more specifically, the Counter-Reformation. In The Fall of Water, the artists use digital technology to transform Bruegel’s Archangels into global activists and champions of water politics, while the figures who have fallen to the base of the photo are the enemies in the fight against water preservation and accessibility. Through their work, Condé and Beveridge represent a global struggle that remains pertinent today.


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