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Postmodern Art: Irony and playful treatment; fragmented subject; undermine authenticity; undermine originality; emphasis on image; emphasis on spectacle; breakingdown of high and low culture hierarchies.



Postmodern Ideas: rejecting masters narratives; embracing the local, the contingent and the temporary; rejection of ideas of artistic development as goal-oriented; Feminist art and the art of minorities as canon challenge; the viewers as creator and participant of the work; appropiation; popular culture; use of readymade; art can be appreciated without any aesthetic training.


Precedents: Dadaism, Marcel Duchamp, Boîte-en-valise.
Fluxus, Robert Filliou, Galerie légitime.
Institutional critique, Marcel Broodthaers, Musée d'Art Moderne. Département des Aigles".



Concepts: art, politics and social networks.



Values: collaboration, interdependence, integrity, transparency, sharing intellectual property and overture.



Objectives: review of democracy, citizen initiatives, art collection, exhibitions, online art archive and public value.



Offline Exhibitions: art spaces, contemporary art museums, universities, street events, performances and the Davis Museum’s Polling Station.



The Polling Station From Davis Museum: ballot box, museum, artist, voter, artwork, ballot paper, mini-installation, the polling station, visitor, voter, photograph, guestbook, count book, artwork.



Online Exhibitions: Davis Museum website, spamming, Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook, Linkedin, Google +, Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr, Pinterest, Blogger and Saatchi Art.



Sections 2017: Animated GIFs, Audio Guides, Comics, Documentations, Donald Trump Memes, Exhibitions Posters, Featured Artworks, Galerie Légitime 2.0, Google Maps, Library, Mind Maps, Plinth, Poetries, Radio, Referendum, Reverse, Screenshots, Stamps, Texts, Videoexhibitions



The Paintings Section From Davis Museum: Literal and metaphorical portraits: Marcel Duchamp, Robert Filliou and Marcel Broodthaers. Still lifes: Boîte-en-valise (suitcases), Galerie légitime (Hats) and Musée d'Art Moderne, Département des Aigles (Eagles).