"From Art Basel to Art Yeezy: Kanye's "New Slaves" Projections as Contemporary Art"
I love this essay. Ellen compares Kanye’s visual projections to Takashi Murakami, Warhol, Tony Oursler and Krzysztof Wodiczko.
Plus she makes some crazy astute points about race and the prison industrial complex in an essay that’s ostensibly about contemporary art. Crazy range.
This is my favorite part:
Kanye’s face looms with a gaze of indifference as he produces content that we, as viewers, consume. This is the opposite of a live concert setting, in which a performer works in physical and often vocal dialogue with the audience. He also channels the Wizard of Oz, and its connotations of godly omniscience, power, and fantasy.
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