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The Yes Men

The Yes Men, a performance art group with an activist agenda, consist of two men Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, that impersonate respresentatives of big companies such as Exon, Halliburton and even the US Federal Government in order to bring … Continue reading

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City as Canvas: A Justification of Graffiti as Art

As a child, you were taught that writing on anything other than paper was “vandalism”. Even writing on your hand was considered bad manners. This was quite the confusing concept for a small child growing up in New York City … Continue reading

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Andy Warhol’s Birmingham Race Riot

Andy Warhol’s Birmingham Race Riot (1964) is a black and white screen print made for Sam Wagstarr, curator at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, as a part of his exhibition Ten Work By Ten Painters[1]. The photograph, taken from … Continue reading

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Restaging of Alison Knowles’ “Newspaper Music”

During The International Fluxus Festival of the Newest Music in 1962, Alison Knowles presented a concert of speech called “Newspaper Music”, which consisted of four newspaper readers and herself as the conductor. The four readers read articles from different newspapers … Continue reading

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Warhol’s “Birmingham Race Riot”: Referential or Simulacral?

  Andy Warhol’s Birmingham Race Riot (1964) is a black and white screen print made for Sam Wagstarr, curator at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, as a part of his exhibition Ten Work By Ten Painters[1]. The photograph, taken … Continue reading

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