A biocentric reading of SFMOMA’S permanent collection; or foraging for sub-narratives within the aesthetic colonization of the natural world. Procedure: Explore the permanent collection by keywords related to “nature” (landscape, plant, flower, etc.). Collect and organize these specimens. Create a series of virtual landmasses or imagescapes using found specimens.
L-R: Meret Oppenheim, Miss Gardenia, 1962; © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ProLitteris, Zürich. Ana Mendieta, Imagen de Yagul, from the series Silueta Works in Mexico 1973-1977, 1973; © Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection. Michael Jang, Aunt Lucy, from the series The Jangs, 1973, printed 2008; © Michael Jang. Robert Gober, Untitled, 1992; © Robert Gober.
Michael Jang Aunt Lucy, from the series The Jangs, 1973
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