John Baldessari: Cremation Project

Cremation Project, John Baldessari (1970): the artist burned all of his paintings and baked some of the ashes of his work into cookies.

Cremation Project, John Baldessari (1970): the artist burned all of his paintings and baked some of the ashes of his work into cookies. Featured in the 2013 exhibition ‘Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950‘ curated by Russell Ferguson. The exhibition explored the theme of destruction in international contemporary art. It included works by more than 40 international artists such as Jean Tinguely, Andy Warhol, Bruce Conner, Yoko Ono, Gordon Matta-Clark, Pipilotti Rist, Yoshitomo Nara, and Laurel Nakadate – who have used destruction as a means of responding to their historical moment and as a strategy for inciting spectacle and catharsis, as a form of rebellion and protest, or as an essential part of re-creation and restoration.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s