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Popular Culture and the Mythology of Sports Figures: A Special Tour of Pop Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art
July 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree and open to the public
Superheroes and celebrities, totems and toys: the imagery of manufactured fantasy is reframed in the visual language of historical iconography in this multi-media exploration of popular culture a decade and a half into the 21st century. Culling from the canon of art history, mining the mass media, and scouring the streets and screens, Pop Stars! demonstrates the dominance of the popular as today’s ubiquitous culture. The artists featured appropriate images and practices from commerce, science, politics, religion, sports, and technology, to illuminate recent shifts in how culture is being created and consumed, intertwining past and present in transformative new intersections of art and life.
Please join us on FRI 07.14.17 from 5-6pm for “Popular Culture and the Mythology of Sports Figures,” a special tour of the exhibition Pop Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art in conjunction with the citywide “I Am Ali” Festival.
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Image: Alexandre Mazza (Brazilian), Se é pra ser amor, que marque a alma! [If It’s Meant to Be Love, May It Brand the Soul!], 2016. LED monitor, wood frame and film.