Dieter Roth: The radicalism of social disengagement

In the NY Sun, Stephen Maine reports that Dieter Roth’s work possesses some of the neo-Dada characteristics of Pop art, but is “as enmeshed with dissolution and decay as his American contemporaries were smitten with antiseptic consumerism. Today, Roth’s greatest notoriety proceeds from olfactorily transgressive works confected of fugitive materials, notably chocolate, sausages, and cheese. … read more… “Dieter Roth: The radicalism of social disengagement”

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Inside Dave Muller’s head

“Dave Muller: As Below, So Above,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA. Through October 12, 2008. The exhibition incorporates a wall-sized, diagrammatic timeline of chart-topping rock hits—found in Reebee Garofalo and Steve Chapple’s 1977 book Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Here to Pay—with an iPod shuffle-like radio station created by Muller that broadcasts a non-repeating soundtrack … read more… “Inside Dave Muller’s head”

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