Thursday, December 6, 2007

Another Holiday Gift from the NY Public Library

Art News Blog shares the story of another misunderstood exhibit proving once again that some people need to "dude, chill."

An exhibition of contemporary art prints at the New York Public Library has created a mild stir. The NY Times has reported that a number of library patrons have protested because of a series of 8 digital prints in the "Multiple Interpretations" exhibition called "Line Up." The Line Up series by Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese depicts people from the Bush administration in fake mugshots.

I'll share the author's following insight: Most political art has a very short shelf life, just like the politicians they depict. The best way to make political art live a little longer is to hire a
bunch of protestors to march at the exhibition or to have the
artist put in prison

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