T R U M P W O R L D

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T R U M P W O R L D

April 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

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Don Perlis
April 20, 2018 to June 14, 2018
Reception Friday, April 20, 6 to 8 pm

In the artist’s words:
“Times Square is a metaphor for the American Empire in a decadent phase dominated by overblown symbols: Coca Cola, Budweiser and others. Donald Trump, the emperor of this land, floats above the crowd in a huge, fragile, transparent balloon, which according to critic Donald Kuspit “will burst at any moment.” Appearing in profile like a visage on coins minted by some forgotten Roman emperor, Trump simultaneously recalls the classical deus ex machina and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. That is to say both tragedy and comedy. A jingoist Uncle Sam tethers his and a second balloon-blank, as Trump is a one man band-by a slender, tenuous, and easily ruptured restraint.”

Details

Start:
April 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am
End:
June 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Venue

National Academy of Design
5 East 89th St.
New York, NY 10128 United States
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Phone:
(212) 369-4880
Website:
www.nationalacademy.org