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"Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making" (MoMA)

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  • Judy Decker
    Dear Art Educators, Some of you might be interested in this exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art. Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 2, 2007
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      Dear Art Educators,

      Some of you might be interested in this exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art.
      Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making
      http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/2007/comic_abstraction.html
      Check the site in a couple of days for an online exhibit (on or after March 4)

      "In recent years a number of artists have transmuted the lexicon of
      comic strips and films,
      cartoons, and animation into a new, representational mode of "comic
      abstraction" to address perplexing issues about war and global
      conflicts, the legacy of September 11, and ethnic and cultural
      stereotyping." (copied from MoMA site)

      Here is the New York Times review - with a slide show of some images:
      Visions That Flaunt Cartoon Pedigrees
      By ROBERTA SMITH
      Published: March 2, 2007
      http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/02/arts/design/02comi.html?ref=design
      The author was not impressed with this exhibit...

      "The motor behind this show is a big idea: the lively and essential
      contamination of abstract art by popular culture that began with the
      Surrealists but has greatly expanded during the last 30 years. It
      could be argued that most new abstract art since the late 1970s has
      had comic aspects." (excerpt from article)

      "Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making" continues through
      June 11 at the Museum of Modern Art

      More NY Times articles:
      http://www.nytimes.com/pages/arts/design/index.html

      Regards,

      Judy Decker
      Incredible Art Department
      http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
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      http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/
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