Posts Tagged 'appropriation art'

Studio – Deflating Koons

In the Studio issue, Stefaan Vervoort reviews Jonathan Monk’s The Inflated Deflated exhibition at the Casey Kaplan Gallery (2009). Vervoort approaches the exhibition as a play on images that explores an alternative to the self-representational strategies omnipresent in Pop. As such, Vervoort argues,  Monk readdresses certain defining moments in recent art history and their latent potentiality. Click here to read the essay.

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Studio – Portrait of the Artist as another Artist

In the Studio issue, Elise Noyez focuses on the photographic portrait of the artist as a (self-)representational strategy. Using a noteworthy photograph of early appropriation artist Elaine Sturtevant as a case study, Noyez discusses the changing standards of such photographic representations in relation to artist and artistic practice, as well as the appropriation of artistic images. Click here to read the essay.


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