VL 3 : Exposition and Context (iii)

Beyond the gallery
The video lecture also explored opportunities outside the traditional gallery context:

Guerrilla Girls
Used newspaper, the Internet, site specific and viral campaigns.

Naked1989
Guerrilla Girls, 1985-90
http://www.guerrillagirls.com/posters/nakedthroughtheages.shtml


Marc Quinn
Work displayed on the 4th Plinth
Seen as controversial, questioning "what is art?"
Provides political and social comment on motherhood and disability.

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Marc Quinn, Alison Lapper, 2005
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Quinn#mediaviewer/File:Fourth_plinth,_Trafalgar_Square,_London_-_geograph.org.uk_-_440045.jpg


Maggi Hambling
Public work "Scallop" on display on Aldeburgh beach.
Was it wanted? The use of public space was not completely accepted, but has tempered over time and is now seen as a landmark.

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Maggi Hambling, Scallop, 2003
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggi_Hambling#mediaviewer/File:The_Scallop,_Maggi_Hambling,_Aldeburgh.jpg


Robert Smithson
His large scale earthworks "Spiral Jetty" can't really be seen from the ground.
If it can only really be seen in full from the air, what is the intended audience?
What is the intention with the work?

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Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty, 1970
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiral_Jetty#mediaviewer/File:Spiral-jetty-from-rozel-point.png


Andy Goldsworthy

Temporary work such as "Icicles" is photographed before it melts.
Is then the work the original sculpture or the photographs of the sculpture, or are the photographs purely a record? (noting, he produces a lot of books...)

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Andy Goldsworthy, Ice Star, 1987
http://www.gac.culture.gov.uk/images%5Clarger%5C16622A.jpg


Franko B

Uses the body as the medium for his art.
By looking on as he makes his "performance", bleeding from his arms as in "O Lover Boy", are we complicit in the self-harm?
How does something affect the viewer as voyeur?

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Franko B, Oh Lover Boy, 2001
http://www.franko-b.com/portfolio/performance-oh-lover-boy/


Antony Gormley
Angel of the North has become a landmark and is much loved by the locals.

Fly-Angel
Antony Gormley, Angel of the North, 1994-98
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel_of_the_North#mediaviewer/File:Fly-Angel.jpg


Reference:
Exposition and Context: Professional Context, Video Lecture 1. Unknown. [Video Streaming] Caroline Wright. Open College of the Arts. (MA1)
Franko B's website - www.franko-b.com (accessed 22/12/14)
Government Art Collection website - www.gac.culture.gov.uk (accessed 22/12/14)
Guerrilla Girls website - www.guerrillagirls.com (accessed 22/12/14)
Wikipedia - http://.en.wikipedia.org (accessed 22/12/14)

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