This abundantly illustrated two-volume publication presents the photographic documentation of Frigate and Houseboat, two pirate-themed works by Paul McCarthy and his son Damon McCarthy, alongside a new text by John C. Welchman analyzing the McCarthys' work. Taking the lawlessness of piracy as a departure point, these works explore the ways bodies, sex and violence all find themselves enmeshed in networks of cultural references that span from American consumerism to Disney and classical cinema. "DISNEY DOWN DOO THE HOLE DEATH AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HOLE begins begin begin began downward downward," McCarthy writes of this work; "hell is but a float liken a dead circus caucus past the restraint restaurant know one at the helm at the helm mate fantasy matting four abreast in a suburb boat begins with float float life is but a dream past your favorite sushi sexy house bar down you go know one knows ho ho...."
Taking the lawlessness of piracy as a departure point, these works explore the ways bodies, sex and violence all find themselves enmeshed in networks of cultural references that span from American consumerism to Disney and classical cinema.
Author: Paul McCarthy
Publisher: Hauser & Wirth Publishers
This work offers a glimpse inside the artists' expansive film atelier at the staging of the performance 'Caribbean Pirates' from 2006.
Paul McCarthy has always staged his 'battles of material' in unusual settings.This picture book, designed by the artist himself, offers a glimpse inside his expansive film atelier at the staging of the performance Caribbean Pirates from ...
Author: Paul McCarthy
Publisher: Walther Konig
This abundantly illustrated two-volume publication presents the photographic documentation of 'Frigate' and 'Houseboat', two pirate-themed works by Paul McCarthy and his son Damon McCarthy, alongside a new text by John C. Welchman analyzing the McCarthys' work. Taking the lawlessness of piracy as a departure point, these works explore the ways bodies, sex and violence all find themselves enmeshed in networks of cultural references that span from American consumerism to Disney and classical cinema. DISNEY DOWN DOO THE HOLE DEATH AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HOLE begins begin begin began downward downward," McCarthy writes of this work; "hell is but a float liken a dead circus caucus past the restraint restaurant know one at the helm at the helm mate fantasy matting four abreast in a suburb boat begins with float float life is but a dream past your favorite sushi sexy house bar down you go know one knows ho ho?
DISNEY DOWN DOO THE HOLE DEATH AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HOLE begins begin begin began downward downward," McCarthy writes of this work; "hell is but a float liken a dead circus caucus past the restraint restaurant know one at the helm at the ...
Category: Art, Modern
What happens when the shock of artistic transgression wears off, when scandal dissipates, when outrage becomes a tired routine? In this original new book, Theo Reeves-Evison argues that transgressive art no longer succeeds on its own terms in societies where language, prohibition and morality have become increasingly malleable. This compels us to rethink the relationship between contemporary art and ethics, and focus our attention on the potential of artworks to propose new values rather than simply challenge pre-existing moral codes. Assembling a novel theoretical framework from the writings of Félix Guattari, Jacques Lacan and others, Ethics of Contemporary Art narrates a journey away from transgression towards a new critical paradigm for the relationship between ethics and aesthetics that places questions of subjectivity centre stage. Along the way artworks by Kader Attia, Artur Zmijewski, Dora Garcia and others serve as springboards launching discussions of the varied pathways along which a renewed ethics of contemporary art might develop.
73 ' Paul McCarthy : Caribbean Pirates ; Whitechapel Gallery ( off - site ) , 23 October 2005–8 January 2006. Mad House ( 2008 ) was another work in the Whitney exhibition that reimagined a theme park ride .
Author: Theo Reeves-Evison
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
The artworks by Los Angeles based contemporary artists Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley can be considered a post-pop that turns pop art's appropriation of high and low cultural materials into a fixation on the psychosocial effects of culture ...
Author: Tatiana Mellema
Authorship's Wake examines the aftermath of the 1960s critique of the author, epitomized by Roland Barthes's essay, “The Death of the Author.” This critique has given rise to a body of writing that confounds generic distinctions separating the literary and the theoretical. Its archive consists of texts by writers who either directly participated in this critique, as Barthes did, or whose intellectual formation took place in its immediate aftermath. These writers include some who are known primarily as theorists (Judith Butler), others known primarily as novelists (Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace), and yet others whose texts are difficult to categorize (the autofiction of Chris Kraus, Sheila Heti, and Ben Lerner; the autotheory of Maggie Nelson). These writers share not only a central motivating question – how to move beyond the critique of the author-subject – but also a way of answering it: by writing texts that merge theoretical concerns with literary discourse. Authorship's Wake traces the responses their work offers in relation to four themes: communication, intention, agency, and labor.
The Argonauts and the Ethics of Space In the passage from The Art of Cruelty discussed at length above, Nelson describes her experience of viewing Paul McCarthy's Caribbean Pirates as “memorably spacey”: despite “the work's relentless ...
Author: Philip Sayers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Literary Criticism
In one cartoon - like bust , a limp penis hangs conABOVE AND OPPOSITE TOP Paul McCarthy ( in collaboration with Damon McCarthy ) Caribbean Pirates ( performance spicuously from a pirate's eye socket .
Category: Art, Canadian
Since the late 2000s, the themed space has been the subject of widespread analysis and criticism in academic communities as well as a popular source of entertainment for people around the world. Themed spaces have, at their foundation, an overarching narrative, symbolic complex, or story that drives the overall context of their spaces. Theming, in some very unique ways, has expanded beyond previous stereotypes and oversimplifications of culture and place to now consider new and often controversial topics, themes, and storylines. At the same time, immersion—or the idea that a space and its multiple architectural, material, performative, and technological approaches may wrap up or envelop a guest within that space—has expanded to become an overarching concern of many consumer spaces around the world. Casinos, theme parks, lifestyle stores, and museums and interpretive centers alike have looked to immersion as a means of both selling products and educating the masses.
... the controversial artist Paul McCarthy opened a new installation in a London warehouse called Caribbean Pirates. The piece is notable for its riffing off of the famous Disney ride and now transmedia form Pirates of the Caribbean.
Author: Scott A. Lukas
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Ashley Crawford investigates how such figures as Ben Marcus, Matthew Barney, and David Lynch—among other artists, novelists, and film directors—utilize religious themes and images via Christianity, Judaism, and Mormonism to form essentially mutated variations of mainstream belief systems. He seeks to determine what drives contemporary artists to deliver implicitly religious imagery within a ‘secular’ context. Particularly, how religious heritage and language, and the mutations within those, have impacted American culture to partake in an aesthetic of apocalyptism that underwrites it.
There are correlations in the visual arts ranging from Hieronymus Bosch to Hans Bellmer to such contemporaneous Americans as Joel Peter-Witkin and Paul McCarthy, perhaps especially his Caribbean Pirates (2001–2005).
Author: Ashley Crawford
Category: Social Science
Like David James' earlier collection of essays, Power Misses: Essays Across (Un)Popular Culture (1996), the present volume, Power Misses II: Cinema, Asian and Modern is concerned with popular cultural activity that propose alternatives and opposition to capitalist media. Now with a wider frame of reference, it moves globally from west to east, beginning with films made during the Korean Democracy Movement, and then turning to socialist realism in China and Taiwan, and to Asian American film and poetry in Los Angeles. Several other avant-garde film movements in L.A. created communities resistant to the culture industries centered there, as did elements in the classic New York avant-garde, here instanced in the work of Ken Jacobs and Andy Warhol. The final chapter concerns little-known films about communal agriculture in the Nottinghamshire village of Laxton, the only one where the medieval open-field system never suffered enclosure. This survival of the commons anticipated resistance to the extreme and catastrophic forms of privatization, monetization, and theft of the public commonweal in the advanced form of capitalism we know as neoliberalism.
In November alone, they presented evenings devoted to Robert Breer, Kenneth Anger, Paul McCarthy, Sandra Gibson and ... presentation of McCarthy's Caribbean Pirates (2001–2005), previously seen only in Germany and as an installation.
Author: David E. James
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Performing Arts
304 Paul McCarthy 1945 born in Salt Lake City ( UT ) , lives and works in Altadena ( CA ) , USA Paul McCarthy ... Caribbean Pirates ( 2001-05 ) , his largest project to date , alludes to both the Disneyland ride and the Johnny Depp film ...
Author: Uta Grosenick
Category: Art movements
Edited by John C. Welchman. Text by Jane Blocker, Douglas Crimp, Rachel Greene, Richard Shiff, et. al.
Paul McCarthy Caribbean Pirates , 2005 Installation at McCarthy Studios , Los Angeles Collaboration with Damon McCarthy Paul McCarthy Caribbean Pirates , 2005 Performance , video ,. CONVERSATION 317.
Author: Southern California Consortium of Art Schools
Publisher: Jrp Ringier Kunstverlag Ag
Edited by Eva Meyer-Hermann. Essays by Roberto Ohrt and Eva Meyer-Hermann.
Brain Box Dream Box Paul McCarthy Eva Meyer-Hermann, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum. PIRATE ... The Pirate Project began with Damon McCarthy's suggestion of the Disney ride Pirates of the Caribbean as the visual impetus for a project .
Author: Paul McCarthy
Publisher: Richter Verlag
"This is criticism at its best." —Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times Writing in the tradition of Susan Sontag and Elaine Scarry, Maggie Nelson has emerged as one of our foremost cultural critics with this landmark work about representations of cruelty and violence in art. From Sylvia Plath’s poetry to Francis Bacon’s paintings, from the Saw franchise to Yoko Ono’s performance art, Nelson’s nuanced exploration across the artistic landscape ultimately offers a model of how one might balance strong ethical convictions with an equally strong appreciation for work that tests the limits of taste, taboo, and permissibility.
... Gospel of, 206, 207 Mayer, Jane, 41, 65 McCarthy, Damon, Caribbean Pirates, 107 McCarthy, Mary, 163, 164 McCarthy, Paul, 10, 71, 196,264 —Caribbean Pirates, 107 —Family Tyranny, 98–101, 103,105,106, 187 —Heidi, 103 McCarty, Marlene, ...
Author: Maggie Nelson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
OPPOSITE Paul McCarthy , Caribbean Pirates ( detail ) , 2001-5 . A Disneyland ride inspired McCarthy's latest multimedia extravaganza . Beautiful Mutants TOP 10 TRENDS creatures that share kinship with orcs , trolls , goblins , and ...
Katie KITAMURA LONDON : WHITECHAPEL ART GALLERY PAUL MCCARTHY : LALA LAND PARODY PARADISE 23 October 2005 - 8 ... This work is collectively titled Caribbean Pirates ( 2001-5 ) and it explores ( in a generously explosive sort of way ) ...
Category: Art, Modern
Companion volume to the fifth season of the PBS television series of the same title, introducing 14 contemporary artists and their work.
... Jeff Koons Bottom : Paul and Damon McCarthy , Caribbean Pirates , 2005 . c Paul McCarthy , courtesy the artist and Hauser & ' Wirth , Zurich and London Jacket Back Top : Yinka Shonibare MBE , Un Ballo in Maschera ( A Masked Ball ) ...
Author: Susan Sollins
Publisher: Art21 Incorporated
"This book presents an alternation of illustrations, texts and synopses whose images and imaginative concepts all refer to one other. It is open to a multiplicity of interpretations, inviting confrontations and the discovery of similarities, relationships and analogies between works of art and various subjects of thought." "Denis Gielen compiles facts, stories, art works and intentions, abiding by laws which, although they may not be universal, are nevertheless able to serve as our guide as we - author and reader - roam together along the meandering paths of creation, following the trails which unite the works and visions of our contemporaries."--BOOK JACKET.
PAUL MCCARTHY & DAMON MCCARTHY . Caribbean Pirates , 2005 . 2. ORLAN , Refiguration / Self - Hybridation n ° 4 , from the series : Self - Hybridation Précolombienne , 1999 3. JACQUES LIZENE , Sculpture génétique culturelle A.G.C.T. ...
Author: Denis Gielen
Publisher: Exhibitions International
This volume contains a series of commissioned texts by artists, curators, and art historians on the subject of the evolution of contemporary arts, institutions and the spaces contained therein.
Bruce Altshuler Shamita Sharmacharja. ARTISTS WI LEAGUE OF NATIONS UNION LONDON REGIONAL FEDERATION MEETING 10:30 AM. Paul McCarthy : Caribbean Pirates , 2005-06 97.
Author: Bruce Altshuler
Category: Art museums
... 28 Shared opinion Frank Johnson And another thing Paul Johnson 32 BUSINESS Second Life profits Cosmo Lush 34 Investment ... by William J. Mann 57 Fiona Maddox : Tchaikovsky , by David Brown 57 Malcolm Deas : Pirates of the Caribbean ...
Category: English literature