Archives for the ‘appropriation’ Category

Michael Mandiberg

Michael Mandiberg Work from “In 1936 Walker Evans photographed the Burroughs, a family of sharecroppers in Depression era Alabama. In 1979 in Sherrie Levine rephotographed Walker Evans’ photographs from the exhibition catalog “First and Last.” In 2001 Michael Mandiberg scanned these same photographs, and created and to facilitate their dissemination as a […]

Guthrie Lonergan

This model is from a dream i had. i dreamed it would be a home for a person in outer space. it would float out in space aimlessly. the person would get his oxygen from the tree and his food from different fruit and vegetable plants that he would plant before being sent into space. […]

Joachim Schmid

Joachim Schmid Work from O Campo. Also see his other works, he has a diverse and fascinating body of work. “My new book O Campo, or in its translation The Field, is a photographic compilation of football fields in Brazilian cities. The images were taken via satellite and they show the rather oddly shaped football […]

Ron Jude

Ron Jude Work from Alpine Star. “Photographer Ron Jude selected images from The Star News, a local newspaper in McCall, Idaho to sequence without text for this book. The images are reprinted using stochastic screening, a frequency modulation technique similar to conventional halftone printing that uses mathematical values to generate random density patterns. The printing […]

Penelope Umbrico

Penelope Umbrico Work from Broken Sets (ebay) and Desk Trajectories (part of her exhibition As Is). Umbrico has an opening tonight at LMAK Projects (139 Eldridge on the Lower East Side, Manhattan) that I strongly recommend you go to see. “Broken Sets (eBay) are images of the screens cropped from pictures of broken LCD TVs […]

Idris Kahn

Idris Kahn Work from his oeuvre. “Employing seminal texts, musical scores and paintings as well as key works from the photographic oeuvre, Idris Khan transforms the cool art of appropriation into a meditation about authorship and time. To create his works, Khan often photographs a variety of material – sometimes borrowed, sometimes of his own […]

Pierre Bismuth

Pierre Bismuth Work from his oeuvre. __________________ Following the Right Hand of  “From the beginning of the movie [name of classic Hollywood movie] to the moment the image was taken, Pierre Bismuth has carefully followed and retranscribed the right hand movements of [name of iconic movie star], thereby creating a drawing overlaying the original image. […]

Stephanie Syjuco

Stephanie Syjuco Work from her Temporal Aggregate/ Social Configuration (Borrowed Beuys) and Unsolicited Fabrications: Shareware Sculptures. “My recent projects use objects and surfaces that look strangely familiar, manipulating conventions of style and structure to create “mixed-use” items. I have focused my work on issues of “illicit capitalism”—bootlegs, knock-offs, and the reworked commodity—in an attempt to […]

Jared Ragland

Jared Ragland Work from his oeuvre mostly Aggregates. Also, check out his blog. “There may come to be new places in our lives that are second spiritual homes–closer to us in some ways, perhaps, than our original homes. But the home tie is the blood tie. And had it meant nothing to us, any other […]

Alterazioni Video

Alterazioni Video Work from I Would Prefer Not To. “The relationship, both passioned and obsessive, which the group developed in a daily engagement with the web provides the backdrop of this project. For months the artists lived on Google-images and on different search engines appropriating the experiences and memories of other users with whom they […]