Oliver Ressler: On the Visible and the Invisible

Artist and filmmaker Oliver Ressler talks to Mike Watson on the possibility of positively changing the world through activist art

By Mike Watson

Oliver Ressler, The Visible and the Invisible, 2014 (film still). Courtesy the artist Oliver Ressler,The Fittest Survive, 2006 (film still). Courtesy the artist

Oliver Ressler is an Austrian artist and filmmaker, based in Vienna, who produces installations, projects in the public realm and films on subjects including economics, democracy, global warming, forms of resistance and social alternatives.Mike Watson is an art theorist, critic and curator based in Italy who is principally focused on the relation between art and politics, and is a regular contributor to ArtReviewMike Watson: So we met a few years ago when I was doing some research on occupied art…

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