Thursday, September 22, 2016

RAW MEAT blog post in progress

Pechler, Klaus Molding Tomatoes

Pechler, Klaus  (b. Germany,  ) Decaying Chicken (Above: Molding Tomatoes)

We are discussing Pichler’s project, “One Third,” which was sparked in 2011 by a U.N. survey on global food waste. No matter how rich or poor the country, the report found, one-third of food produced for human consumption goes to waste, due to factors such as consumer decisions and lack of distribution channels, while over nine hundred million people are starving.

“It was like a chemistry set for grown-ups,” he laughs.

When they were at their most photogenically putrid—some things required multiple attempts to catch before the slide into visual oblivion—he placed the items against an elegant backdrop, elaborately staging them for their final portrait. An exercise in deceptive beauty. A contrast to Warhol's canned goods or


Sterbak, Jana, Met chair, Sculpture. 

 This piece was meant to include the viewer in many different ways. Not only is it something that would make any normal person sick at the sight of it, but as the meat starts to decay it attacks the viewers noses with the repulsive smell. In Chair Apollinaire, Sterkbak is displaying decay. We see decay everywhere such as chairs slowly falling apart and books falling off their spines, both of which are slow processes of decay. In the way that Sterkbak has attached fresh meat to the chair, the viewer can see the meat decay and smell it as well at a faster pace.


 Fernandez, Franc (b. Argentina, 1986)

Designed by Franc Fernandez and styled by Nicola Formichetti, the dress was condemned by animal rights groups, and named by Time as the top fashion statement of 2010.

Lady Gaga's Meat Shoes   (See MARC RYDEN)

But it might surprise you to learn that Gaga's meat wasn't thrown straight into the food recycling as soon as the singer was finished draping it over her private areas, and in fact, the dress still exists today.
Lady Gaga loaned her meaty ensemble - boots and all - to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who have the outfit on display in their Women Who Rock exhibition.

Linder Sterling (born 1954) is an English visual artist, performance artist and musician from Liverpool. She spent her teen years in Manchester. She also uses the single name "Linder".

Ward, James  (b. 1769 - 1859, UK)  The Pig Butcher (Illuminated medieval manuscript)

Connolly, Robert 1979 2-pc Salami Suit


Meese, Jonathan (b. Germany 1970)  Situation ("We confront our meatness.)

 Rivera, Gabriela    Meat Masks
Hirst, Betty   Meat after Meat Joy

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