mega=? when Roger Hiorns upscales the readymade…

See Roger Hiorns at the Art Institute of Chicago. The blurb speaks about his “program of “re-evaluating selected objects.” He has stated that “powerful organizations in the world leave their excess power lying in the street for the citizen or the artist to pick up and reuse, reassert or transgress from the original use.” The Pratt & Whitney engines, now abandoned tools of surveillance missions, represent just this excess literal and figurative power, called into service at the Art Institute to remind visitors of the price of prosperity–as do the pharmaceuticals–and the materials of modern society.” Hmmm.


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