Saturday, April 15, 2017

Media Art

I think that the art pieces I covered in this unit resonated a lot more with me than past units. The critiques of the way mass media affects society are very much still relevant today. For example, the feminist arguments that many of the pieces provide still provide great commentary today. Other pieces, like the Barbara Kruger piece included in this post, are very good critiques of consumer society and are still very relevant today.Image result for i shop therefore i am

4 comments:

Bailey Taylor said...

I really liked the one about men staring at women. That topic is so relevant today. Even still, some men think they can do things like cat-call or even rape women because they see women as sexual objects. Some men justify rapes because the woman was "asking for it" because of how she was dressed. Just because a woman shows off her body, does not give men the right to touch it. Women will forever be sexualized and stared at by men.

Savannah Watermeier said...

I can't decide if this piece is feminist or not. Is it celebrating the fact that women shop, or is it making fun of their habits? On a different note, I totally agree with Bailey. Men intently staring at women is creepy to me, and I guess people started noticing it around this time period. I'm glad the artist chose that topic, to expose the way men act towards women.

Brooke Williamson said...

Media definitely influenced movements like feminism and gender relations. It greatly manipulated the viewpoints of those people within society. It altered how people viewed certain topics and ideals.

Julia Scofield said...

Just like Bailey, savannah, and brooke said, these pieces were able to alter the viewpoint of the audience. Art pieces like these managed to bring to light the injustice of the objectification of women and other important topics. Brining these problems to light helps us to move forward as a society.