Since the late 1980s, Tony Cokes has appropriated and remixed text, music, and documentary images into videos and installations that investigate the interrelations of politics, popular culture, race, and identity. At Dia Bridgehampton, Cokes presents a new work in dialogue with the material histories of the site, a former firehouse–turned–First Baptist Church. The artist also responds to the permanent Dan Flavin installation on the second floor, which resonates with Cokes’s own conceptual and formal interests in radiant, monochromatic color and light, as well as his increasingly sculptural and context-specific approach to moving-image installations.
Tony Cokes is organized by Jordan Carter, curator at Dia Art Foundation.
All exhibitions at Dia are made possible by the Economou Exhibition Fund.
Tony Cokes was born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1956. He lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island.