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Author Pope.L, William, 1955-

Title Showing up to withhold / Pope. L.

Publication Info. Chicago ; London : The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago in association with the University of Chicago Press, 2014.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    700.92 Pope.L,W POP    Available
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Description 223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 26 cm
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Note Published on the occasion of the solo exhibition Forlesen by William Pope. L at the Renaissance Society, April 28-June 23, 2013.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 217).
Contents The balloon inside the body / Nick Bastis -- Reproducing Du Bois and other crazy ideas / Lawrie Balfour -- Interference in Pope.l's skin set drawings / K. Silem Mohammad -- Showing up to withhold : Pope.l's deadpan aesthetic / Lauren Berlant -- Interview between Pope.l and Hamza Walker.
Summary Iconoclast and artist Pope. L uses the body, sex, and race as his materials the way other artists might use paint, clay, or bronze. His work problematizes social categories by exploring how difference is marked economically, socially, and politically. Working in a range of media from ketchup to baloney to correction fluid, with a special emphasis on performativity and writing, Pope. L pokes fun at and interrogates American society's pretenses, the bankruptcy of contemporary mores, and the resulting repercussions for a civil society. Other favorite Pope. L targets are squeamishness about the human body and the very possibility of making meaning through art and its display.
Subject Pope.L, William, 1955- -- Exhibitions.
Art, American -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Installations (Art) -- Exhibitions.
Added Author University of Chicago. Renaissance Society.
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ISBN 9780226200064 (cloth ; alk. paper)
022620006X (cloth ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 40024113390

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