lundi 8 juin 2015

Samurai Overdrive – Robert Longo – MAMAC Nice

“The artist attempts to overwhelm his audience with the associative play of billboard images 
given three-dimensional form. 
From everything he has said, we must accept that this is supposed to invoke strong emotion, 
although the most it does with undisputed success is dwarf the spectator, making him feel small.”

Robert Longo (b. 1953, Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Samurai Overdrive, 1986
Laiton laqué, sérigraphie sur toile, acier laqué, plexiglas
320 x 899 x 33 cm

“A feeling of smallness occasionally is appropriate to Longo`s ideational content, 
as in ``Samurai Overdrive,`` a cool essay on the economic superiority of Japan.”