week 15 notes
Popular in Arts and Society: Visual
Popular in Art
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Date Created: 12/02/15
lstitutional Critique 0 Time period 1990520005 0 Institutional Critique o A movement that asks viewers to question the political or cultural biases of the museum 0 Addresses structural inequalities within the museum and other artistic institutions How the museum privileges types of art artists and viewers 0 Challenges the idea that the museum is neutral or purely educannaL 0 Andrea Fraser Museum Highlights 1989 Performance highlights amp critiques our trust of authority Main argument A collective cultural consensus creates the art world Takes viewers on a tour to places like the bathroom or lunchroom rather than showing them actual art quota work of astonishing economy and monumentality it boldly contrasts with the severe and highly stylized productions of this formquot script for the Museum Highlights about a water fountain quotArt is not art because it is signed by an artist or shown in a museum or any other institutional site Art is art when it exists for discourses and practices that recognize it as art value and evaluate it as art and consume it as art whether as object gesture representation or only idea The institution of art is not something external to any work of art by the irreducible condition of its existence as artquot Andrea Fraser 2005 0 Fred Wilson Mining the Museum Baltimore MD 1992 African American artist Notes the little representation of African American art in museums acts as an excuse not to include African American history in museums Installation asks why some things are considered art while others are not Cabinetmaking Metalwork etc Brings artifacts into new groupings to highlight the history of the slave trade quotMuseum classi cation by hygienically separating history into clean compartments creates a tidy structure of institutional denialquot Lisa G Corrin Installation of heads of important people of history in Maryland 0 Organization of the installation highlights what is massing African American history from the traditional narrative of Maryland history 0 Busts left to right Harriet Tubman Frederick Douglass Benjamin Banneker Henry Clay Napoleon Bonaparte and Andrew Jackson 0 Bansky You Have Beautiful Eyes 2005 Bansky s intervention also challenges the choices made by curators What is considered art Who gets to decide Compare to John Smibert Eleanor Nightengae 1727 0 Google Art Project launched 2011 Invites userdriven content collections and tagging Concept of who gets to control art Samples Remixes and Reimaging Postmodernism and PostColonialism o The Postmodern era c 19705present is characterized by A shift from industrial to information economies The breakup of traditional empires replaced by global conglomerates The criticism of modern forms or ways of thought anti monument The proliferation of mediadata TV internet smartphones etc o Postmodern art is characterized by Humor sometimes seen as lack of seriousness Hybridity or mixture of different historical styles The rejection of individual authorship sampling quoting o PostColonial art responds to the legacy of imperialism including both the good global interaction cultural blending and the bad economic exploitation racism that come with imperialism o This type of art Places African American men in compositions referencing famous paintings o Kehinde Wiley Tripe Portrait of Charles II 2008 Compare to painting by Anthony van Dyck Tripe Portrait of Charles II 1636 Quotes of samples from art history remaking iconic images Claiming black masculinity as a topic for ne art particularly portraiture Kehinde Wiley The Virgin Martyr 2008 from the Down series 0 Compare to sculpture by Stefano Maderno The Virgin Martyr St Cecilia 1610 o The Down series can be seen in light of increased racial violence in the US and highlights marginalized populations as subjects for ne art Kehinde Wiley Carry out the Four Modernisations of the Fatherland 2007 0 References global historical styles including Socialist Realism Mixing different historical styles and references is called pastiche o Inspired by Carry out the Four Modernisations of the Fatherland Chinese post c 1981 0 Traditional portraits rarely depicted the black subject Often only in relation to whites and in a position of subservience Justus Engelhardt KUhn Henry Darnal III C 1710 0 Jeff Koons uses pastiche in his installation sculptues with references to Topiary the art of cutting hedges into sculptural shapes 0 Jeff Koons Puppy 2000 installed in Rockefeller Center NY Sitespeci c art and public artworks such as TitedArc Sentimental popular entertainment Lassie cutesy dog gurines and paintings etc 0 Jeff Koons White Terrier 1991 His own earlier artwork o Pastiche can also be political Kara Walker uses pastiche in her largescale panoramic cutouts with references to Gone With the Wind romance literature and Southern chivalry Kara Walker Gone A Historical Romance ofa Civil War as it Occurred between the Dusky Thighs of One Young Negress and her Heart 1994 Silhouette portraiture Stereotyped 19th20th century popular culture and depictions of African Americans Panoramas cinema and largeformat popular entertainment 0 Post Colonialism Deromanticizes historical eras we think of as genteel and sophisticated Highlights the global legacies of imperialism slavery and the quotAge of Enlightenmentquot Sometimes uses grossout humor or explicit sexual images to make these points Yinka Shoniba re Galantry and Criminal Conversation 2002 References the conquest of Africa and the emergences of the global economy 0 Yinka Shonibare Scramble forAfrica 2003 Kehinde Wiley Napoleon Leading his Army over the Alps 2005
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