Appropriation may or may not produce what Stuart Hall calls “oppositional readings.”

Appropriation may or may not produce what Stuart Hall calls “oppositional readings.” Both of the works below can be seen as examples of appropriation. Pick one and examine it carefully. ( Topic continued in paper details)

Appropriation may or may not produce what Stuart Hall calls “oppositional readings.”

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Whether or not either artist “borrowed” from an original, what cultural codes (or shared meanings) does each reference? How have these been re-coded? Describe the difference between the “old” connotations of particular elements in each piece and the “new” interpretations that re-combining or re-contextualizing have enabled. Do you believe the creation you have chosen is oppositional? Why or why not?

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The conclusion summarizes the learning that has taken place through writing the paper; it also presents a (tentative) position statement and/or suggests direction for

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Paragraphs are coherent, with transitions between ideas.

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Images have been attached!

-Barbara Kruger “Untitled” (I shop therefore I am) 111″ by 113″ photographic silkscreen/vinyl 1987 Courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery, New York. Reproduced with permission.

– Michael Jackson and Bubbles 1988 Porcelain 42 x 70 1/2 x 32 1/2″ © Jeff Koons The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica. Reproduced with permission.


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