Monday, 2 April 2012
Poster Boys of Critical Theory
I really want to create a piece inspired by Grace Miceli's felt tip portraits. I love her style of institutional critique which effectively utilises pop culture is this incredibly bold and provocative way. So I made this work. I was also really thinking of Lisa Simspon's 'Non-Threatening Boys' magazine and Minna Gilligan's use of pattern and colour. The figures are the critical theorists Michel Foucault, Jürgen Habermas, Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin and Gilles Deleuze. I am fascinated with the decidedly uncritical manner in which these figures are portrayed as God like beings.