Friday, December 31, 2010

ABRAK48DABRA & K48 Kontinuum: The Last Slice 2010


The Last Slice: Tate Modern, London May 2010

AS AN UBIQUITOUS, and iconic symbol of New York City, pizza was the collaborative’s interests in cultural appropriation for No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern. A large black and white photograph of a slice of pepperoni pizza covered the floor in Turbine Hall. The crude image was juxtaposed with an empty pizza box with leftover crusts and greasy pizza box liner referencing forensic photography, the Grotesque, the Absurd, Dada, Surrealism and Pop. The empty box is a signifier of depletion, deflation, exhaustion, waste and void, but also, satisfaction, fullness, and wanting more. The recognizable pop culture motif of a slice of pizza is a conceptual indicator for all these things and more. Delivering a subversive critique of Postmodern culture’s rampant consumption and depletion, dwindling natural resources, and over population. One slice left of the whole. Our last slice is a symbol of economic collapse—an illusion of our Post-modern dilemma. Rich people eat it, poor people eat it. It’s delicious and satisfying whether it’s a cheap dollar slice on St. Mark’s Place in NYC or from a chic gourmet restaurant. Pizza is an egalitarian cuisine. K48 is an egalitarian collaborative group. The Last Slice is about current economics and trying to “make it” in New York and all corners of the globe.

1 comment:

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