Nadia Myre, Indian Act

Indian Act speaks of the realities of colonization - the effects of contact, and its often-broken and untranslated contracts. The piece consists of all 56 pages of the Canadian Federal Government’s Indian Act mounted on stroud cloth and sewn over with red and white glass beads. Each word is replaced with white beads sewn into the document; the red beads replace the negative space.

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Context: http://www.ganondagan.org/wampum.html

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Alana Riley, Kettler’s Cathedra
Kettler’s Cathedra (2011)
In my studio I have a “Kettler” brand ping-pong table; this table serves as a perfect large-sized work desk as well as its natural function as a surface for playing table tennis. This series plays on the mimetic experience of my ping-pong table and Barnett Newman’s monumental painting, “Cathedra” (1951).
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Alana Riley, Kettler’s Cathedra

Kettler’s Cathedra (2011)

In my studio I have a “Kettler” brand ping-pong table; this table serves as a perfect large-sized work desk as well as its natural function as a surface for playing table tennis. This series plays on the mimetic experience of my ping-pong table and Barnett Newman’s monumental painting, “Cathedra” (1951).

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Cildo Meireles, Insertions into Ideological Circuits (Coca Cola Project), 1970
The Coca-Cola Project… explore[s] the notion of circulation and exchange of goods, wealth and information as manifestations of the dominant ideology. For the Coca-Cola Project Meireles removed Coca-Cola bottles from normal circulation and modified them by adding critical political statements, or instructions for turning the bottle into a Molotov cocktail, before returning them to the circuit of exchange. On the bottles, such messages as ‘Yankees Go Home’ are followed by the work’s title and the artist’s statement of purpose: ‘To register informations and critical opinions on bottles and return them to circulation’.

Cildo Meireles, Insertions into Ideological Circuits (Coca Cola Project), 1970

The Coca-Cola Project… explore[s] the notion of circulation and exchange of goods, wealth and information as manifestations of the dominant ideology. For the Coca-Cola Project Meireles removed Coca-Cola bottles from normal circulation and modified them by adding critical political statements, or instructions for turning the bottle into a Molotov cocktail, before returning them to the circuit of exchange. On the bottles, such messages as ‘Yankees Go Home’ are followed by the work’s title and the artist’s statement of purpose: ‘To register informations and critical opinions on bottles and return them to circulation’.

Lilly McElroy, The Square – After Roberto Lopardo 
McElroy drew a square on Michigan Ave. in Chicago and protected it from intruders.

Lilly McElroy, The Square – After Roberto Lopardo 

McElroy drew a square on Michigan Ave. in Chicago and protected it from intruders.

two stage transfer drawing, 1971, dennis oppenheim

two stage transfer drawing, 1971, dennis oppenheim

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L’Origine du monde
I like the way the mind works. Whoever took this picture saw a set of winding stairs and thought “From a certain angle, this is reminiscent of that painting by Courbet.”  
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L’Origine du monde

I like the way the mind works. Whoever took this picture saw a set of winding stairs and thought “From a certain angle, this is reminiscent of that painting by Courbet.”  

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Sasha Kurmaz, Nude Girl Drinking Milk Sasha Kurmaz

Sasha Kurmaz, Nude Girl Drinking Milk Sasha Kurmaz

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Cerith Wyn Evans, Untitled (Gold-plated barrier), 1998 Plated steel 122 x 259 cm (48.03 x 101.97 in). Yvon lambert Gallery.
Ha. As though the barrier itself is what makes what is going on behind it special.
Point of reference:
Versailles
Buckingham
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Cerith Wyn Evans, Untitled (Gold-plated barrier), 1998 Plated steel 122 x 259 cm (48.03 x 101.97 in). Yvon lambert Gallery.

Ha. As though the barrier itself is what makes what is going on behind it special.

Point of reference:

Versailles

Buckingham

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Related, Kristof Kintera, Paradise Now

(and more Kintera at justement)

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Jurgen Olbrich, Autopoems

Jurgen Olbrich, Autopoems

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Micah Lexier
Translation: Self portrait in the form of a wall proportionally laid out between the black of the letters, representing life lived thus far and the remaining white space, which represents life left to live, based upon statistical data for life expectancy.

Micah Lexier

Translation: Self portrait in the form of a wall proportionally laid out between the black of the letters, representing life lived thus far and the remaining white space, which represents life left to live, based upon statistical data for life expectancy.

Micah Lexier

Micah Lexier

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Grupa TOK performance, Serbia ‘73 

Public performance art, using protest signs with minimal patterns.

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