Item description for David Diao: Work 1969-2005 by Michael Corris & David Diao...
Who puts smiley faces over Warhol-esque silkscreens of Bruce Lee in full howling attack? Who superimposes loungey, gentlemanly, portraits of himself over Jackson Pollocks canvases, as if to take blase responsibility for their drips? And who makes a tryptich in which Lee and Pollock face off? While were at it, who puts a black Saint Georges cross on a red flag? David Diao, whose artistic life began thirty years ago very much under the influence of Greenbergian formalism. Diao has since wrestled and mastered twin artistic and racial dragons many times over. Of his MoMa series he says, ...here I stand, a real slanted-eye Asian, desiring however ambivalently to be in the MoMA... in any case I dont mind poking fun at myself at the same time. I am there, smack in the center of the muck.
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Studio: Timezone 8
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.6" Width: 8.1" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2006
Publisher Timezone 8
ISBN 9889868024 ISBN13 9789889868024
Availability 0 units.
More About Michael Corris & David Diao
Michael Corris is professor of fine art at the Art and Design Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University. He is editor of "Conceptual Art: Theory, Myth, and Practice" and coauthor of "David Diao: Works, 1969-2005." He was a member of the conceptual art group Art & Language in New York in the 1970s.
Michael Corris has an academic affiliation as follows - Kingston University, Surrey.