Blog Jeff Koons: A Retrospective

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective

Posted June 5, 2018, 7:36 p.m. by T

Advertisement
KFAI - Roar of the Underground

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective

Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art

 

Jeff Koons is perceived to be a controversial artist – an iconic one that proves to be hard to by-pass.

This retrospective zeros in on the thirty-five year spanning career that is firmly based on the reconceptualisation and reimagination of mundane everyday objects and images that have become omnipresent in the world of pop.

What makes Jeff Koons’ work stand out is that it is not merely l’art pour l’art but that his oeuvre is essentially subversive and questions the status quo that we have accept to be reality.

Full-colour photographs and illustrations are depicted en detail along with photos and sketches documenting the genesis of some of his more prominent works, showing how they have evolved from exhibition to exhibition.

What makes this tome a resource for both connoisseurs, the uninitiated as well as the critical voices who have been questioning Koons’ work is not only the well-written, insightful essay that Scott Rothkopf contributed about his eclectic career, but also the other elaborations from scholars from different disciplines, be it from the literary or the worlds of academia and of course art, that examine Koons’ artistic process and tackle it from different angles.

A beautiful, insightful retrospective on a unique, contemporary relevant artist, whose approach to art pays homage to a variety of courses, including Dadaism, pop art and surrealism.

Leave a comment
Share this content

Other recent blogs

AUDINT -- Unsound: Undead

Posted by T
June 22, 2019, 12:44 p.m.

AUDINT -- Unsound: Undead Urbanomic / Art Editions – The MIT Press   Noises. Sounds. Frequencies. Ultra-. Infra-. Audible. Inaudible. An endlessly fascinating realm that the UK based research unit ... read more

Dark Mofo Winter Feast

Posted by T
June 21, 2019, 8:06 p.m.

Water of Life – Dark Mofo Winter Feast edition: Hobart Whisky and Belgrove Distillery Dark Mofo’s Winter Feast is a definite highlight of the annual festival that not only offers ... read more

Water of Life – Evolve Spirits Bar

Posted by T
June 20, 2019, 9:29 p.m.

Water of Life – Evolve Spirits Bar There is the textbook definition of “fossil”, i.e. pertaining to any remains, impression, or trace of a living thing of a former geologic ... read more

Water of Life – Kavalan Concertmaster

Posted by T
June 14, 2019, 7:51 p.m.

Water of Life – Kavalan Concertmaster   If you have followed my previous advice and have tried Kavalan’s Solist as well as other expressions, you would not find it further ... read more

Water of Life - Koval bourbon

Posted by T
June 12, 2019, 8:42 p.m.

Water of Life - Koval bourbon Ah, Chicago you windy city with your colourful underbelly history. It has been a few moons since the days of prohibition, the moonshining it ... read more

Advertisement
KFAI - Root Of All Evil
x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.