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WHITE BOX - SIX FEET UNDER - MAKE NICE

fifth week, curated by Norman Kleeblatt (see below)

 

the curator with the artist: wearing: War on Terror and "freedom fries" t-shirt (homeland security fashion)...

note, the FBI and Homeland Security have their New York head quaters next door...:they have to pass by everyr day!

 

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9/11, 2003/2004, work on paper, 11 x 14 inches

AlQaeda, 2003/2004, work on paper, 11 x 14 inches

War on Terror, 2003/2004, work on paper, 11 x 14 inchesr

Evil Doers, 2003/2004, work on paper, 11 x 14 inches

Axis of Evil, 2003/2004, work on paper, 11 x 14 inches

Afghanistan, 2003/2004, work on paper, 11 x 14 inches

Operation Enduring Freedom, 2003/2004, work on paper, 11 x 14 inches

Enemy Combatant, 2003/2004, work on paper, 11 x 14 inches

Homeland Security, 2003/2004, work on paper, 11 x 14 inches

Patriot Act, 2003/2004, work on paper, 11 x 14 inches

Weapons of Mass Distruction, 2003/2004, work on paper, 11 x 14 inches

Old Europe, 2003/2004, work on paper, 11 x 14 inches

Freedom fries, 2003/2004, work on paper, 11 x 14 inches

Shock and Awe, 2003/2004, work on paper, 11 x 14 inches

Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003/2004, work on paper, 11 x 14 inches

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Carolee Schneemann

 

here some "fundamentalists"... : Juan, AA Bronson - General Idee, my spiritual fathers - his friend, the artist in patriotic anit-terror uniform

 

 

 

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the empty spots in this set of 12 sent and 12 empty postcards are due to the fact that the US postmaster has not delivered all post cards with the special edition stamps made by the artist.

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some postcards are machine stamps.. with a horrizontal strip code, some arrive even wihtout that stamping - may be the US postmaster'sl way to say NO

soime are hand stamped in an expressive way.

 

 

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here, by mistake a card was printed up side down. here the mechanical vertical machine stamps are clearly visible.

 

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WEEK FIVE: RAINER GANAHL

(VIDEOBOX) Arthur Zmijewski
AUGUST 3rd -AUGUST 7th

Opening reception: Wednesday, August 4th 6-8 pm
Curated by Norman Kleeblatt, Curator of Fine Arts, The Jewish Museum
*With help from White Box Local 525 Despite the overload of information and the speed with which it circulates today, the main vehicles for dissemination remain text and image. Rainer Ganahl's art is devoted to language and communication. Underscoring the political and physical threats to the United States since September 11, 2001, Bushisms (2003-4) offers an archive of sound bites that have become embedded in our vernacular through the media. Working within a conceptual framework, Ganahl makes these work-intensive drawings with a ball point pen. The nervous lines evoke the anxious environment that these polemical phrases have created.
By contrast to Ganahl's textual framework, Arthur Zmijewski's work is based solely on the image. His videos hover between documentary and fiction. Zmijewski's Game of Tag (1999) sets up an impossible situation that examines human nature at its most revealing and its most starkly vulnerable. His filming in the loaded spaces of Holocaust atrocity avoids any hint of nostalgia or direct reference to the historic tragedy. Rather, it reminds us of the persistence of man's myriad inhumanities. Although filmed more than five years ago, Game of Tag hauntingly foreshadows the disgraceful situations recently revealed in the media.
- Norman Kleeblatt

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