Sunday, May 17, 2015

Children Standing In Front Of Art

We went yesterday to see the exhibition of Chinese art at the Chazen Museum of Art here in Madison, and while that was really interesting to look at (as well as big), it was our stumbling across the 2015 award-winner from an MFA student that made the day.  The two pictures here are part of an installation called "Kill The Idiot, Save The Fan" . It's by an artist who also dresses up as "Darth Chief" to "hunt" offensive Indian mascots at sporting events.

You can tell the boys are thrilled to realize they are standing amidst a modernist assault intended to contrast  American pop culture sensibilities with traditional native cultures to demonstrate how society has co-opted and in some cases completely destroyed those older beliefs. Thrilled.

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