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LECTURE: Michael Salcman, "Pluralism & Art in the 1980s II: The Pictures Generation: Photography & Feminism"

  • The Central Presbyterian Church 7308 York Road Towson, MD, 21204 United States (map)

Pluralism & Art in the 1980s II: The Pictures Generation: Photography & Feminism
Dr. Michael Salcman, art historian, poet and neurosurgeon

The “Pictures Generation” burst onto the scene in an important 1977 exhibition that defined a new age that embraced photography and appropriation, and threatened the concept of “authorship”.  Influenced by Conceptualism and Pop, these artists used appropriation and montage to reveal the constructed nature of images.  Their works included photography and film and examined cultural stereotypes in popular imagery.  By appropriating well-known imagery, this art challenged the idea of individuality and authorship. They created savvy, critical notions of art while examining a generation of viewers saturated by mass media.    

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