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Army Park: An Impossible Proposal for a Public Park

Remnants of an Old City

The New Babylon

Visual Puns

title
On the Wrong Side of History

date
November 4, 2011
images
Animals Tamed by the Symbolic Crisis
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Ink on paper. (26" x 40.25")
Gatekeepers
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Ink on paper. (26" x 40.25")
Attributes: Held in the Hands of those Represented
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Ink on paper. (26" x 40.25")
description
A series of three ink-drawing compositions present interpretations of the Brooklyn
Museum collections’ thesis through of its re-arrangement. Dispensing of
chronological time and cultural region as a primary framing of meaning,
these new orders follow a singular thread of similarity to bring them
together.

LEFT
Animals Tamed by the Symbolic Crisis are objects from the
collection where functional objects were made in the form of various
animals. Metaphorically speaking, animals are hallowed out of their
natural significance to be containers of function.

MIDDLE
Gatekeepers place guardian figures from Islamic, Chinese,
and African cultural traditions in a stance together defending the gates of
heaven, hell, life, land, and death.

RIGHT
Attributes, In the Hands of those Represented is a still life composition
of attributes held in the hands of portrait paintings found in the American
Identities collection and of portrait saints in the Beaux-Arts Court Galleries
of the Brooklyn Museum.