Consuming War

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Consuming War

Interesting exhibit at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL. I like the idea of using garish adverts as paper mâché…. –

Focusing on the U.S. conflict in the Middle East over the past 10 years, Consuming War addresses the ways the American media and consumer culture have manipulated and influenced our perceptions of war, often turning it into a spectacle for American consumption. While war is an underlying theme in all the works, each addresses the concept of war, and our relationship to it, from a variety of angles, creating pieces that range from political cartoons to sculptures that recreate the archeological artifacts looted from the National Museum of Iraq and large suspended papier mâché bombs made from sale advertisements. Timely in its subject matter, Consuming War offers an innovative platform in which the complex and multifarious connections between war, capitalism, American consumer culture, and our everyday lives can be re-situated and critically examined.

– Hyde Park Art Center : Exhibitions : Consuming War – [via] Link.

4 thoughts on “Consuming War

  1. Fredex says:

    How special. One doubts these people have ever considered that their own arsty fartsy self absorbed culture should be re-situated and critically examined.

  2. burtoholmes says:

    >>Phillip thanks for the link, images from the opening with all the work in the show can be found here:

    sculptures in above image are balloons not papier mache

    >>Fredex…. huh?

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