By Rosalind E. Krauss
In response to the 1999 Walter Neurath Memorial Lecture, this booklet makes use of the paintings of the Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers to argue that the specifity of mediums, even modernist ones, can by no means be easily collapsed into the physicality in their aid.
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I had so much fun with the coloring book. That overpowered the whipping. ” His artistic determination followed him to Vacation Bible School just a few years later. Since the teachers wouldn’t let him craft soap carvings, it led the young Mississippian to write a letter protesting the decision to The Baptist Record in 1936. ” He credits his mother and grandmother with getting him interested in art. Gore describes his mother, Mary Letha Pepper Gore, as an angel. “She was a quiet, sweet, inspiring person .
In 1950, the same year he married Margie, Gore earned a three-year Certiﬁcate of Art from the Atlanta Art Institute. The couple then moved to Clinton, Mississippi, and he transferred his art classes to Mississippi College. By 1951, he was teaching in the Mississippi College Art Department. Gore even signed his own diploma upon graduating in 1952! Soon after his Mississippi College commencement, he began graduate studies at the University of Georgia. It was on the Athens campus that he ﬁrst faced the challenges of the avant-garde art movement sweeping the nation in the early 1950s.
It was 1976, he recalls. Hundreds of students were sitting in the chapel on campus. All they could see before them was a mound of clay resting atop a lone pedestal. “When I started doing the head of Christ sculpture, I chose to do it in Provine Chapel at Mississippi College. I asked one of the choirs to give 29 30 An Interview with the Artist background music backstage. I stepped out from behind the curtains. ” All looked on in amazement as the face of Christ took shape out of the clay. The impact of the experience was timeless both for the viewer and the artist.
A Voyage on the North Sea: Art in the Age of the Post-Medium Condition (Walter Neurath Memorial Lecture) by Rosalind E. Krauss