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[teacherartexchange] "Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making" (MoMA)

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From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Mar 02 2007 - 05:27:13 PST


Dear Art Educators,

Some of you might be interested in this exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art.
Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making
http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/2007/comic_abstraction.html
Check the site in a couple of days for an online exhibit (on or after March 4)

"In recent years a number of artists have transmuted the lexicon of
comic strips and films,
cartoons, and animation into a new, representational mode of "comic
abstraction" to address perplexing issues about war and global
conflicts, the legacy of September 11, and ethnic and cultural
stereotyping." (copied from MoMA site)

Here is the New York Times review - with a slide show of some images:
Visions That Flaunt Cartoon Pedigrees
By ROBERTA SMITH
Published: March 2, 2007
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/02/arts/design/02comi.html?ref=design
The author was not impressed with this exhibit...

"The motor behind this show is a big idea: the lively and essential
contamination of abstract art by popular culture that began with the
Surrealists but has greatly expanded during the last 30 years. It
could be argued that most new abstract art since the late 1970s has
had comic aspects." (excerpt from article)

"Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making" continues through
June 11 at the Museum of Modern Art

More NY Times articles:
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/arts/design/index.html

Regards,

Judy Decker
Incredible Art Department
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
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