Wednesday, February 21, 2018

STUDENT PICKS | Hijacked Art

 

Unknown. Turn On Your Loved Ones, 1967 or before. Screenprint in color on paper. Purchased. SC 2011:38-113

Hijacked Art explores the Western canon through contemporary prints. In this exhibition, there are prints that echo American Gothic, Goya’s Los Caprichos, Piet Mondrian’s famous compositions, and Andy Warhol’s Campbell's Soup Cans. The exhibition title is drawn from the fact that the contemporary artists in this show have interpreted the work of deceased artists who cannot condemn or laud the appropriation of their work. Together, these prints show how artists can reference these masterworks while acknowledging the systems of oppression they are tied to.

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