Undisovered Amerindians

Undisovered Amerindians
In order to address the widespread practice of human displays, Fusco and Gomez-Peña enclosed their own bodies in a ten-by -twelve-foot cage and presented themselves as two previously unknown "specimens representative of the Guatinaui people" in the performance piece "Undiscovered Amerindians." Inside the cage Fusco and Peña outfitted themselves in outrageous costumes and preoccupied themselves with performing equally outlandish "native" tasks. Gomez-Peña was dressed in an Aztec style breastplate, complete with a leopard skin face wrestler's mask. Fusco, in some of her performances, donned a grass skirt, leopard skin bra, baseball cap, and sneakers. She also braided her hair, a readily identifiable sign of "native authenticity."

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sophie Calle


This is the book of the French artist
Sophie Calle

she was one of six artists who were a part of 'ART MUSEUM' at the Center for Creative Photography at The University of Arizona.

"In fact, 'Art' no longer resides in the object but in its exhibition, along with other objects, in a social context--a context which does not even have to be 'intellectualized' to be art, only entered." -Donald Kuspit

**Calle's project for 'Art Museum' was entitles Last Seen..., and took place at the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston


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