Honors Thesis Defense

November 19, 2010 | Comments Off on Honors Thesis Defense

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Barbara Kruger: A Room With a View

March 11, 2009 | Comments Off on Barbara Kruger: A Room With a View

by Peter Zimmerman The act of looking at art is usually a fairly peaceful exercise. Rarely is it the sort of mental anguish that has been espoused by often-fanatical art historians of the early 20th Century who believed that disharmonious paintings could provide the catalyst for disease, insanity, or physical harm (abortions, etc). In the […]

Below is the text that accompanied our Honors Colloquium presentation from February 18, 2009. —– The issue of what is and what isn’t postmodern in art history is a difficult one to distinguish, and even though many claim we have left the postmodern era behind in an effort to embrace what is now dubbed contemporary, […]

Barbara Kruger’s Words of Prey

November 24, 2008 | Comments Off on Barbara Kruger’s Words of Prey

by Peter Zimmerman Art does not exist and is not created in a vacuum; rather, it is constantly in negotiation with ideological shifts, cultural re-mappings, and historical motions. Rosalind Krauss, in her essay (humorously) titled “Cindy Sherman: Untitled” describes the two purported Universal Truths of the artist, as proposed by Emile Zola: that X is […]