I have been thinking about A2 throughout the Easter holidays and now have a moment to sit down and start really trying to work out who I should focus on.  After some vague aimless swirling around online I have returned to the advice in my feedback for A1.

“….I think it would be wise to investigate the concept in fine art in the 1980s. Try to get a sense of why it mattered when it did….

The book Art Since 1900 (Foster, et.al.) is a very good source (see relevant pages on appropriation in index). This includes an account of the work of Sherrie Levine an artist whose practice is central to appropriation.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=sherrie+levine&site=webhp&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjQs6C5vafLAhWBuhQKHaGBAwQQ_AUIBygB&biw=1366&bih=681#imgrc=kVltKpbZmPjzUM%3A

Also see Douglas Crimp’s On the Museum’s Ruins, and Hal Foster’s The Return of the Real. The Tate Gallery website gives you a short but reliable definition with links to examples (http://www.tate.org.uk/learn/online-resources/glossary/a/appropriation )

Pointers for the next assignment

  • Consider the rationale for appropriation in 1980s
  • Avoid an emotive interpretation
  • Investigate the critique of authorship”

I’ve not got very far yet with decisions about who I shall look at but I have probably settled on two artists, I think, and will need to decide which work to concentrate on.

Funny link about appropriation art: http://blog.art21.org/2011/04/15/how-to-explain-sherrie-levine-to-your-grandmother/#.VwkljMcw2-I (Accessed 9th April 2016)

Interesting: http://aftersherrielevine.com/texts.html (Accessed 9th April 2016)

Appropriation of others people’s work:

Sarah Charlesworth

And of everyday objects:

Jenny Holzer – thinking of redacted paintings, in particular ‘waterboard’ – Malevich, Black Square, Andrew Graham Dixon comparison in interview  – see Youtube clip.

Also – really useful video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84As5JOfj4I&index=9&list=PLU5GwnUXO_Yzpjbh90LrE8bNkEE4OzIuC (Accessed on 9 April 2016)

Review of Endgame exhibition – http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/797053/jenny-holzer-returns-to-painting-making-a-case-for-abstraction (Accessed 9th April 2016)

Reviewer’s response made me think of this which had popped up on my FB feed today

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(My crazy page, 2016) My crazy page, 2016, community page. At: https://www.facebook.com/617477291728337/photos/a.638607546281978.1073741829.617477291728337/682545271888205/?type=3&theater (Accessed on 9 April 2016)
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