Maurizio Cattelan - Amen (2012-13)
“Amen is Cattelan’s first retrospective after a year of silence and retirement from the art world. On view at Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Poland, is a selection of the artist’s most recent works in which he explored the deepest areas of human life.
In front of the castle visitors are captured by the hanging child replacing the flag on the pole (Untitled, 2004), questioning society’s sense of responsibility toward the youngest generation.
Inside, the work Mother, a memento from a famous performance at the Vienna Art Biennale in 1999 recalls the search for spiritual values that is common to religion and art while the dying horse and tormented woman compel us to reflect upon the ethical and anthropological dimension of sacrifice, victim and dying.
The exhibition expands beyond the gallery, a part of which can be seen on 14 Próżna St., a former Warsaw Ghetto, in which Cattelan had (controversially) placed the work Him (2001), a statue of Adolf Hitler praying on his knees.
In a Warsaw ravaged by the cataclysmic 20th century, Cattelan’s works take on a particular dimension: they become an artistic commentary on the Catholic credo… What does it really mean to love your enemies? What does forgive for those who trespass against us mean? In evoking the traumas of history, his art represents a difficult challenge to the identity of the Poles: to what extent is our national memory a form of forgetfulness? To what degree does that which we wish to forget determine us and constitute a sui generis form of concealed memory?”
WHAT THE FUCK
she had period and the blood attracted the damned shark OMG THAT’S BEST AD EVER
That escalated quickly.
i would lose weight but i hate losing
My life is like a romantic comedy except there’s no romance and It’s just me laughing at my own jokes
i may not be your cup of tea but i’m your 10th shot of tequila
Grace Hartigan, The Massacre, 1952
From the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art:
Hartigan was part of New York’s Abstract Expressionist movement during the 1950s. Hartigan’s gestural paint strokes are an excellent example of the physical nature of the Abstract Expressionists’ painting style. By the late 1950s she had become well known and was the only woman included in the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition The New American Painting, which traveled to eight European countries.
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I AM SORRY BUT THIS IS WHY I AM EMBARRASSED TO BE AN AMERICAN. IF A HIJAB THAT DORNS THE AMERICAN FLAG PATTERN IS NOT ACCEPTABLE BUT SKIMPY ASS BIKINIS OR WEARING THE FUCKING ACTUAL FLAG IS ACCEPTABLE, JUST BECAUSE THE PERSON IS WHITE, I WANT TO FUCKING THROW UP.
(I don’t have a thing against Audrey Kitching, she was just merely and example).
But this fucking disgusts me right here. It makes me want to say, fuck this country and its racism and double standards.
I LITERALLY FUCKING CAN NOT
Give her a bullet to the head for walking down the street, minding her own business?? And they think SHE’S the terrorist.
^bolding for emphasis.
I CANNOT believe that any of these people are even serious. If anyone is a disgrace to this country it is racist little fucks like them who don’t even try to get to know someone of another race and instead complete bash and say such horrible things about them. Yes, the people who have terrorized our country happen to be Muslim, but those same terrorists do the same thing TO THEIR OWN PEOPLE. Yes that girl is a Muslim, obviously. That doesn’t mean that she was not born on America though, and even if she wasn’t WHO THE FUCK EVEN CARES. She has the same rights as anyone and should be treated with kindness and love. NOONE should ever be treated with the disrespect that these commenters are showing towards this woman. Things like this make me pretty ashamed of this country sometimes and kind of ashamed to be white also.
The thing that people forget is that there are also Christian, American terrorists. Terrorists are terrorists but that does not define a whole race or a whole religion.