Collaging in the Margins


"Kitsch is mechanical and operates by formulas. Kitsch is vicarious experience and faked sensations. Kitsch changes according to style, but remains always the same. Kitsch is the epitome of all that is spurious in the life of our times. Kitsch pretends to demand nothing of its customers except their money—not even their time.” - Clement Greenberg, Avant-Garde & Kitsch
Quiz 2 will be open by Friday, November 6, and must be submitted by 11:59 PM on Monday, November 9.











Betty Friedan is credited with igniting the Second Wave of Feminism in 1963 with her bestselling book, The Feminine Mystique. In it, she articulated the loss of identity experienced by many women who were traditionally only valued in their roles as nurtures of home and children. Friedan called for women to throw out their pots and pans in favor of fulfilling careers in the public realm in order to create their own identities and sense of worth - and many women met the challenge.














Marisol, Ruth, 1962.
Marisol, Dinner Date, 1963.











Vacuuming Pop Art
Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain: A Woman with Vacuum (Vacuuming Pop Art), 1966 - 1972.
Martha Rosler, Semiotics of the Kitchen Sink, 1975.











Lee Bontecou, Untitled, 1961.











Lee Bontecou, Untitled, 1966.






















Niki de Saint Phalle, Big Shot, 1961.
Niki de Saint Phalle creating a shooting picture











Niki de Saint Phalle, Sun God, 1983.











Niki de Saint Phalle, Jean Tinguely and Per Olof Utvedt, Hon, 1966.
Niki de Saint Phalle, Black Nana, 1968 - 1969.











Niki de Saint Phalle, The Empress in the Tarot Garden, 1998.











May Wilson, Untitled Snowflake, 1960.
Vija Celmins, Untitled (Comb), 1970. Enamel on wood, 75 × 14 5/8 × 2 3/8 in.











Elaine Sturtevant, Lichtenstein's Happy Tears, 1967 - 1968.
Elaine Sturtevant, Johns' Flag 1965, 1967 - 1968.











Elaine Sturtevant, Warhol Diptych, 1973.