Tag Archives: collage

Tsunehisa Kimura

Gunnery Pagodas / Manhattan Niagara / The University of War

A great post from BLDG BLOG I found via the gaybombnazicastle blog. Just putting it up as I figure it’s worth sharing and I’d like to remember it later.

I wish I could find more of Tsunehisa Kimura work. A quick google search didn’t yield terribly much but I did find this interesting piece with some insight into the artist who claims Metropolis and the first-hand experience of witnessing the firebombing of Osaka in 1945 influenced his work.

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Martha Rosler

Martha Rosler has become an artist of interest after recently viewing her collage series titled “Bringing The War Home”, a collection of works from the seventies which addressed the Vietnam war by juxtaposing images from two disparate media sources – Life Magazine and House Beautiful. The Aesthetics of Terror website appropriately described her collage work as “image sabotage”.

One of Rosler’s current projects is the “Martha Rosler Library”, a traveling-study hall filled with thousands of books from the artists personal collection. While creating a peculiarly intimate window into the intellectual development and inspiration of the artist, this work also communicates an earnest intent to share information in a manner non-subjugated by her own interpretations.