Can the exact same image have a completely different meaning if its title or medium is changed? Explore the work of one of today’s most influential female artists, Louise Lawler, in the new exhibition “Louise Lawler: WHY PICTURES NOW.”
MoMA curator Roxana Marcoci gives us a tour of the exhibition that charts Lawler’s continuous re-presentation, reframing, or restaging of the present, a strategy through which Lawler revisits her own images by transferring them to different formats—from photographs to paperweights, tracings, and works she calls “adjusted to fit” (images stretched or expanded to fit the location of their display).
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Artworks shown, in order:
01:01 “Pollyanna (adjusted to fit, distorted for the times).” 2007/2008/2012/2017
01:31 “Does Marilyn Monroe Make You Cry?” 1988
03:16 “Does Andy Warhol Make You Cry?” 1988
04:15 “WAR IS TERROR.” 2001/2003
06:01 “Salon Hodler.” 1992/1993
06:24 “Untitled (Salon Hodler).” 1992
06:59 “Salon Hodler (traced)” 1992/1993/2013
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