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Aleksandra Mir (Swedish, b.1967)
LOT ID: 79849
Time Zone (set of four drawings - New York, Sao Paulo, Rome, Warsaw), 2002

Ink, on heavy white spiral notebook paper
14 х 11 in. (35.56 x 27.94 cm.)
Signed, and dated, lower right recto of "Warsaw"
Print/Casting Year 2002
Lot description
Each sheet: 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
Framed together in one frame measuring 20 ¼ x 54 ¾ inches (51.4 x 139.1 cm) (please disregard dimensions on label pictured)

“Time Zone” (2002) depicts four static times of the day in New York, Sao Paulo, Rome, and Warsaw, a motif that Swedish artist Aleksandra Mir developed during her time in residency at the Sydney Biennale in 2002. Mir created these works to ease her feelings of dislocation while in Australia. An additional set of Time Zone drawings is located in the lobby of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.

The four drawings listed here are from Mir's "Time Zone" series, in which she takes on the global message of time and travel detailing the analog clocks of the time zones of select destinations, in this case, New York, Sao Paulo, Rome and Warsaw. Mir has been using the Sharpie household market as a drawing media of choice since 2001 with which she creates her highly personalized text and numbering style in cerif stylized artist font. Best known for her performative work, First Woman on the Moon (1999) – in which the artist staged a moon landing on a Dutch beach – the artist excels in the global message of time and space travel.

Aleksandra Mir (b. 1967) was born in Lublin, Poland and is a dual citizen of Sweden and the United States. Her works often encourage the participation of friends and acquaintances and exhibit playful and wry critiques of social norms. The artist studied Communication and Media at Schillerska/Gothenburg University from 1986 to 1987 and received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York in 1992. Since then, Mir has staged a number of large-scale interactive works. In addition to her participatory works, Mir also creates video works, drawings, and collages.

The artist has exhibited her work in solo exhibitions around the world at galleries and museums such as the ICA, London (2006); The Power Plant, Toronto (2006); Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt.(2009); and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2011). Her work has also been included in major group exhibitions such as the Whitney Biennial, New York (2004); the Venice Biennale (2009); The Last Newspaper at the New Museum, New York (2010); and Contemplating the Void at the Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York (2010). Aleksandra Mir currently lives and works in Palermo, Sicily and London, England.
Time Zone (set of four drawings - New York, Sao Paulo, Rome, Warsaw) by Aleksandra Mir
  • Time Zone (set of four drawings - New York, Sao Paulo, Rome, Warsaw) by Aleksandra Mir
  • Time Zone (set of four drawings - New York, Sao Paulo, Rome, Warsaw) by Aleksandra Mir
  • Time Zone (set of four drawings - New York, Sao Paulo, Rome, Warsaw) by Aleksandra Mir
  • Time Zone (set of four drawings - New York, Sao Paulo, Rome, Warsaw) by Aleksandra Mir
  • Time Zone (set of four drawings - New York, Sao Paulo, Rome, Warsaw) by Aleksandra Mir
  • Time Zone (set of four drawings - New York, Sao Paulo, Rome, Warsaw) by Aleksandra Mir
  • Time Zone (set of four drawings - New York, Sao Paulo, Rome, Warsaw) by Aleksandra Mir
  • Time Zone (set of four drawings - New York, Sao Paulo, Rome, Warsaw) by Aleksandra Mir
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