The Museum Of Contemporary Art: The Journey Of Contemporary Art

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The Journey of Transcendence There are several museums that exist for different purposes, whether they are to entertain the public by exhibiting modern art work pieces or to maintain historical events memorable for today’s society. Museums can reflect societal values and background and are also accessible to everyone without the exclusion of any gender, religion or race. I have had the opportunity to visit two museums in particular, one being the Museum of Contemporary Art and the other being the Japanese American National Museum, they are both located in the city of Los Angeles. Although, both museums truly reveal the change of our history through their exhibitions, each has its own concept towards the message it wants…show more content…
This piece was not necessarily a ordinary painting, it consisted mostly of nails that were nailed onto a canvas as a form of again, self expression. As mentioned in its description, “Rather than create an image with a brush and paint, Uecker aggressively and repeatedly attacked the canvas with a hammer and nails.” As indicated by the previous statement, we can conclude that the artist found himself in a affirmative stage and wanted to create something that felt realistic. Both Uecker and Tanaka expressed their realities and emotions throughout their abstract artwork pieces, which truly define modernism. As stated in Carol Duncan & Alan Wallach The Museum of Modern Art As Late Capitalist Ritual: An Iconographic Analysis*, “Like the church or temple of the past, the museum plays a unique ideological role. By means of its objects and all that surrounds them, the museum transforms ideology in the abstract into living belief.” Meaning that museums such as M.O.C.A play an important role for society not only because they give people access to some historical values, but also because it is all about culture individuality, subjective freedom, the freedom of diverse artists after the modern era. As stated by Carol Duncan and Alan Wallach, “In brief, that history records the increasing dematerialization and transcendence of mundane experience.” This conveys the that dematerialization of reality takes part with mundane experience in which the more abstract artworks are, the more it takes you into a transcendent stage. In contrast, J.A.N.M reveals society’s change by chronologically setting up cultural artifacts that focus more on Japanese societal
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