Thursday, October 17, 2013

Assignment #5 Appropriation/Simulation

       Appropriate/simulate a pre-existing image.
       Image can be art historical, cinematic, cultural, fashion, etc.
       Bring original image along with 1 to 2 prints for critique
       How will you appropriate this image?  Reconstructing based on original?  Adding or subtracting parts from the original?  Highlighting how that image is read differently in contemporary culture? 
       How does the medium of photography relate to your appropriated image?
       Must have brief statement.  Why did you choose to appropriate this image?  What have you changed or not changed?  Why?  How have you re-contextualized the image? Etc.

Cindy Sherman

Further Reading

       Statements on Appropriation by Michalis Pichler
       Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Walter Benjamin.
       Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard
       Appropriation (Whitechapel: Documents on Contemporary) Art by David Evans


       Today: Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Demand
       More artists (not strictly photographers) using appropriation: Chapman brothers, Barbara Krueger, Jeff Koons, Marcel Duchamp, Shepard Fairey, Hans Haacke, Damien Hirst, Joseph Kosuth, Louise Lawler,  Robert Rauschenberg, John Stezaker, Andy Warhol, John Baldessari, and many more.

Assignment due October 31

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