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Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media

20 Dec 2016 – 30 Apr 2017

Los Angeles
California, United States

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Over the past 50 years, artists have increasingly turned to newspapers, magazines, and televised news programs as rich sources of inspiration.

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This exhibition explores how artists have looked at and commented on news images, from the Vietnam War in the 1960s to the so-called “War on Terror” in the 2000s. Much of the work is political; all of it is personal. Through photographs and videos, these artists have juxtaposed, mimicked, and appropriated media elements to transform ephemeral news into lasting works of art.

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