Top: Do Ho Suh Home Within Home
Middle: Rachel Whiteread Ghost, Ghost I 2008
Bottom: Marc Jacobs SS15
Devil’s Advocate for Miley Cyrus’ art:
It’s a mirror for our heavily saturated and instant gratification oriented consumption culture. She’s a product of it and therefore her products are the what she knows. Assault your visual cortex with information and color and whether or not you enjoy it, it made an impact. The need to infantilize her with her Disney past combined with her sexual awareness as a developing woman. It’s an attempt to show a unique point of view with regurgitated totems of our collective childhood. It’s a statement in a puffy wrapped and sterile package, the layers to break through to get to any sort of center are years of harmless, yet effective, defenses. It’s a self portrait a la Tracy Emin’s bed.
Give me 5 minutes and I’ll play devil’s advocate with absolutely any piece of art.
New Retna piece on Melrose and Robertson, Los Angeles, CA
Doug Aitken Native Land 2014