Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Dia Beacon: Louise Lawler

Dia:Beacon's West Garden, site of Louise Lawler's Birdcalls, 1972/1981
I choose this exhibition because the incorporated a mimic of nature with true nature. I also enjoyed it because it reminded me of gardens seen in movies like Jane Austen or pride and prejudice.

Lawler created works that expose the economic and social conditions that affect the reception of art.Lawler and her artist friend Martha Kite began to sing loudly off-key to ward off any unwanted interactions, which led to their mimicking bird-like sounds to chant “Willoughby Willoughby.” This parody led Lawler to compose a list of famous male artists, all of whom came to prominence in the 1960s.

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