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.


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

(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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