National Academy

poster for Don Perlis “TRUMPWORLD”

This event has ended.

In the artist’s words:

“Times Square is a metaphor for the American Empire in a decadent phase dominated by overblown symbols: Coca Cola, Budweiser and others. Donald Trump, the emperor of this land, floats above the crowd in a huge, fragile, transparent balloon, which according to critic Donald Kuspit “will burst at any moment.” Appearing in profile like a visage on coins minted by some forgotten Roman emperor, Trump simultaneously recalls the classical deus ex machina and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. That is to say both tragedy and comedy. A jingoist Uncle Sam tethers his and a second balloon-blank, as Trump is a one man band-by a slender, tenuous, and easily ruptured restraint.”



from April 20, 2018 to June 14, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-04-20 from 18:00 to 20:00

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