• “Beyond the Purloined Image”

    Riverside Studios

    The aim of this selection of work by Ray Barrie, Judith Crowle, Karen Knorr, Yve Lomax, Olivier Richon, Mitra Tabrizian, Susan Trangmar, and Marie Yates was “to re-work and extend the notion of ‘appropriation’ . . . as used predominantly by American critics,” according to a statement in Block #9 by the show’s, curator, artist Mary Kelly. I hope I am not the only reader confused by the critical use of the term “appropriation”; important as this discourse has been for exposing the sociopolitical apparatus at work in culture’s codes of representation and the institutions of art, its emphasis on

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