J.D. Vs. X


I’m not entirely certain where Dan Starling‘s study of Malcolm X and J.D. Salinger is going, but his visual juxtapositions are interesting. Here’s what’s on the Web site of the Richmond Art Gallery in Richmond, British Columbia, where the exhibit is on display: “Both men stopped speaking and publishing during the same historical moment in 1965. Photographs, a travelogue video and book works examine the last public significations of both men. The artist reconfigures what these materials might represent in considering the formation of cultural memory in a society preoccupied by celebrity, racialization and authenticity.”

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