Archive for 2009
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This comic is, mainly, nothing more than a subtle attempt of poking fun at Sarah Palins’ new book “Going Rogue”.
I haven’t read it, and to be honest, it was my intention to snag a copy to briskly run my eyes across next time I was at Barnes and Noble. After about 10 seconds of research, though, I feel as though this is not necessary. I do not want to read this book. At all.
Going through the reviews, righties and lefties agree; big on words, evocation of feelings, little on meaning or content. Also, this:
Coincidence? I think not.
I remember when I was a kid, I was scared of vampires. And now, as an adult, I am still scared by them. Well, I guess I was until Stephanie Meyer wrote “Twilight”, and made vampires all sparkly and pretty. Now, the world embraces the vampire.
And this.. is how the world will end. Thanks Stephanie.
We detest the oppression of women, but not enough to reduce our dependence on Saudi oil.
We hate communism, but not enough to quit buying Chinese products.
We are appalled by sweatshop labor, but not enough to pay more for the clothes we buy.
We want to help the environment, but only if it’s convenient .
Hollow symbolism is easy, but actually making a change in lifestyle is hard. Our gross addiction to consumption is standing in the way or real change.
Rape. Tunnel. These words don’t come together very often, but when they do, there are sparks.
Richard Whitehurst is a Columbus-based artist who made his mark on the Ohio scene by showing at the William Strunk Jr. Museum of Contemporary Art in Akron and internationally regarded galleries such as Alexandria Asheton Gallery and Seward Projects Space. He was the 2006 recipient of an Akron Culture Committee fellowship and has quickly become a seminal figure in the often overshadowed Rustbelt regional art scene, rapidly moving from sculpture and installation to more challenging situational based work that would make Nicolas Bourriaud’s head spin.
In fact, his new controversial work, THE RAPE TUNNEL, which is set to go on view at Columbus’ 4D Gallery on October 30th, has come under fire from Columbus-based feminist groups not to mention, local law enforcement officials. The artist plans to place himself in a room, the only entrance or exit being a 22 ft long plywood tunnel constructed by Whitehurst himself. Then he says that for the duration of the gallery’s opening (from 7:00 p.m. to midnight) he will rape anyone who travels through the tunnel into that room.