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New Perspectives: Art, Activism, and Aesthetic Strategies of Jenny Holzer and Gran Fury
In her talk entitled “New Perspectives: Art, Activism, and Aesthetic Strategies of Jenny Holzer and Gran Fury,” Victoria Barry, graduate student in the Department of Art History & Archaeology in Arts & Sciences, discusses the artist collective Gran Fury’s poster Kissing Doesn’t Kill: Greed and Indifference Do (1989) and American conceptual artist Jenny Holzer’s series of printed condoms packages produced in the 1980s. Barry considers these two critical responses to the AIDS epidemic, especially their shared use of subversive appropriative strategies and aesthetics, and positions them within a larger debate surrounding politically engaged artwork.
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