"The way we manipulate media online retains a lot of similarities with street culture, where artists, especially underrepresented ones, find a voice through repurposed media, whether that be a building wall or a street corner. The use of hashtags in the #IdleNoMore movement, the #NotYourNarrative hashtag, and others reflect individuals’ repurposing of the social internet, our digital public space…"
#perfectlylogicalexplanations , #inclusion , #psuautzengallery
My biggest pet peeve for those who are in art school, or for those whom would consider themselves to be artists, is the flippant use of the term “modern art,” in reference to contemporary art—or virtually any work that isn’t strictly representational. Modernism is dead, people. It has been dead for a very long time. “Modern art” is not a catch-all term for art that rubs you the wrong way, work by Feminists, People of Color, or Queer folk, or for work that you (artists/students of art) cannot, or else, refuse to understand.
PLEASE INSERT YOUR, 2013
My brother and I have taken over Portland State University! This is his work in the Autzen Gallery, as visible from the campus sky bridge.
Reception is this Friday at 4:00pm!
Opening: November 14, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Duration: November 14 - 28, 2013
Smith Memorial Student Union, 2nd floor
@ Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway
Only To Dream is a video installation that explores the problem of translation. Language is not fluid, it is viscous: thick with the souls of a people. Under translation, language struggles to maintain meaning, as it is bent and contorted to meet the needs of accurate classification. Illustrating the data-bending that occurs to language with the onset of several generations of translation, Only To Dream appropriates the literary works of pre-hispanic Nahua poets, as interpreted by spanish; later by english speakers.
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