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Chip Lord, University of California, Santa Cruz & Constance Lewallen, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

Iconographic Art Making: The Legacy of Ant Farm




April 14, 2003; 6 Minutes; Video

Constance Lewallen, Senior Curator for Exhibitions at the BAM and curator of the upcoming exhibition "Ant Farm 1968-1978" will begin the program with a brief historical overview of Ant Farm's ten-year collaboration.

In the second part of the program, artist Chip Lord, using slides and video, will present Ant Farm's Cadillac Ranch (1974) and Media Burn (1975) projects, two works that achieved popular and wide ranging visibility when they were created and then continued to extend their reach and influence as icons over the next 25 years. Lord will detail this history of appropriation, licensing, and remakes in art and popular media.