This Web Catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition:
Good Morning America
Robert Gober, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, Charles Ray, Cindy Sherman
16.10.2015 – 24.01.2016
Good Morning America casts light on how, in the late 1970s and the 1980s, an important group of American artists invented a new form of artistic language, often referred to as ‘Appropriation art’, by borrowing existing photographs, objects, aesthetics, ideas and clichés found in American art and consumer culture. Taking the readymade and collage as their starting point, and influenced by Pop art and Conceptualism, these artists undertook a critical examination of the structures of the new media and consumer society, and addressed a wide range of issues from the American culture of their time, such as the representation and construction of identity, gender roles, sexuality and sexual orientation. Seen together, their works present fragmented images of American life from the 1970s to the 1990s, pointing towards the spectacle of consumer culture in general, at the same time as revealing their own personal engagement with American culture in particular.