Anarchy in the Art World Social movements are not merely political activities, perhaps more importantly they provide spaces for cultural and artistic growth and experimentation. This presentation will be exploring art that supports and agitates towards change.
The 1960s were a decade of protests, social revolution.
The 1960's were a socially and politically turbulent time. The civil rights movement and the escalating war in Vietnam were the two great catalysts for social protest in the sixties.
The painted Grace Jones is a monument to cultural stereotyping.
Jones's performances embodied a negotiation of two of the most crucial issues during that period: art in relation to popular culture and modernist conceptions of ‘Primitivism’ reinterpreted by modernism's black female ‘Other’ .
In Invisible Man , Ralph Ellison explored not only overt expressions of racism but also its more hidden, corrosive elements. African-Americans suffered from metaphysical wounds. They were “invisible,” seen not for who they were as individuals but for what they represented as a group.
Historically, many African-Americans have tried to escape from this prison. Some whitened their skin or straightened their hair. Usually, however, one mask was merely being exchanged for another.
In DeLuxe , Gallagher manipulates ads from African American magazines of the fifties by means of digital and drawn interventions or the addition of molding clay to transform the magazine images into commentaries on subconscious aesthetic conventions.
Yinka Shonibare, Scramble for Africa, 2003
Yinka Shonibare. Diary of a Victorian Dandy: 21.00 Hours. 1998
Yinka Shonibare, Reverend on ice 2005 (detail)
Maud Sulter, Clio (Portrait of Dorothea Smart), 1989
Maud Sulter, Phalia (Portrait of Alice Walker ) , & Polyhymnia (Portrait of Ysaye Barmell) , 1989
Adrian Piper, Self-Portrait as a Nice White Lady, 1995
What does patriarchy mean? The rule of men as a social group over women as a social group. A system based on sexual hierarchy, with men at the top and women below. Simply put, feminism affirms women’s equality with men, and rejects patriarchy.
Carolee Shneemann has spent several decades trying to destroy the taboo of the eroticized female, often by appearing nude in her own work. Carolee Shneemann, ‘Interior Scroll’, 1975 “… breaking the silence of centuries and getting the female muse to speak.” Parker & Pollock, ‘Framing Femininity, Art and the Women’s Movement 1970-1985’, Pandora, London, (1987), p291
Representation : Who is represented?
Today’s young women have reaped the benefits of previous generations’ struggles. And yet, they seem to experience a whole host of negative emotions. Why do many young women today may reject the word, “feminist”?
Sarah Lucas Tabloid Feminism? Are feminist creative practice and critical analysis still relevant in the 21st century?
Women artists’ work still sells for less.
Women artist still underrepresented in major museum collections.
Jo Spence, photographer (1934-1992)
Early career as commercial photographer
Socially engaged documentary work, and women’s collective work
Explores visual autobiographies
Keith Haring saw art as an activist statement promoting societal awareness to the political, health, and cultural problems associated with the AIDS virus.
Marc Quinn Alison Lapper Pregnant
Alison Lapper is an artist herself who creates work which deals with the themes of beauty and disability. She asks can disability be beautiful? Can it evoke more than revulsion, pity or sympathy?
Oleg Kulik, I Bite America and America Bites Me (1997)
Matthieu Laurette, "Moneyback Life ! Mobile Information for Moneyback Products (version #2)" 2001 Laurette survived almost exclusively on products with money-back guarantees. He ate the food, then asked for a reimbursement, claiming to be somewhat less than "100 percent satisfied."
The Battle of Orgreave: Recreating the climactic clash of the 1984 miners' strike Jeremy Deller
David Černý "Of course, it was a political statement and at the same time it was an artistic action. And it was a lot of fun."
Mark Wallinger ‘ State Britain’ Wallinger raises challenging questions about issues of freedom of expression and the erosion of civil liberties in Britain today.
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David Černý Shark (2005) Cerny created Shark as a form of "criticism of American foreign policy".
Shirin Neshat used these images to comment on the violence of the 1979 Iranian Revolution
World War 3 Illustrated has served as a document of our collective history, including may aspects ignored by the mainstream press.
Maurizio Cattelan's signature juxtaposition of humor with weighty political and cultural issues.
‘ him’ 2001 Maurizio Cattelan (photorealist sculpture of a miniature Hitler in prayer - an icon of fear.)
‘ la nona ora’, 1999: Maurizio Cattelan (photorealist sculpture of the pope struck down by a meteorite - blasphemy turned into sacrifice.)
“ Art has always been a commodity. The boom in the art market has run parallel with the banking boom. The project has always been a commentary on the art market.” Merlin Carpenter