Many artists in ‘Take It or Leave It’ borrow, steal, or change existing visual material to give it new meaning. Now we want to see your appropriations! Just find us on Instagram @hammer_museum, repost one of our photos, give it a new title, and tag it #approrpriatethis! Or, just Instagram your own photos of the exhibition! YOU ARE READING THIS POST. #appropriatethis by mrjimdoyle http://ift.tt/1onO6ys
Went to the Hammer again today for the show, Take it or Leave It. I would highly recommend this show! It’s an incredibly important and groundbreaking show, highlighting the intersection of appropriation and institutional critique. A lot of work centered around identity, relational aesthetics, and a Marxist approach to art making (much of the earliest work was done near 1989, the year of the fall of communism). There are also quite a few Los Angeles based artists, who have influenced the next generation through their art and teaching here on the West Coast.
Go see it!