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Sunday, June 20, 2004

One place Anna Somers Cocks might want to check out

Howdy!

I came across this article by Amei Wallach in today's New York Times, and as I mentioned yesterday that Ms. Cocks (or is it Ms. Somers Cocks?) was flat-out wrong about the lack of political art, I figured I should point out some concrete examples.

From the article:

The political artists who were celebrated in the 1980's, from Leon Golub to Barbara Kruger, were enraged and on-message. Their spirit is very much alive in "Terrorvision," an exhibition on view at Exit Art through July 31, in which 59 international artists confront the politics and experience of terror, with images that range from photographs of blood-splattered streets to declassified film of nuclear weapons tests in the Nevada desert.


From Exit Art's web site:

Terrorvision is a multidisciplinary arts project that examines how definitions of terror are shaped by individual and collective visions, experiences, memories and histories. This exhibition explores how personal, spiritual and physical events influence our notions of terror and how these unforgettable moments - and the cultural and media artifacts that represent them - have come to define our most extreme fears. This exhibition aims to explore how these definitions and relationships are transformed and determined by geography, generation and personal experience. Terrorvision is designed to serve as a study of terror as depicted through the ingenuity and inventiveness of today's artists.


'Nuff said. As I find more, I point 'em out. Also, as an aside, I sorta have this nagging suspicion that Exit Art is a [gasp!] white cube!

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