Dec 07 2009

Pop rocks and coke

Published by under Looking at Music - MOMA

It was pop-art all over again. It was rebellious and rude but still glamorous at the same time. Even though it felt more like a CD store than an exhibition, I was still enthralled when I first walked in. My favorite audio piece would have to be the vinyl disc Richard Hell & the Voidoids. I can honestly say that I don’t know why I like it. I just do.

My favorite photograph was Untitled (1980) by Richard Prince and Cindy Sherman. It describes punk rock perfectly because of the androgynous quality of the subject (a girl with short hair). In punk rock, girls can sing coarse vocals and guys can leave their hair long (unless we’re talking about skinheads). Gender doesn’t matter anymore.

The display of magazine covers was also quite impressive; it had the icons of the 70s and the 80s (Sonic Youth and the Ramones). I just wished that the exhibit was bigger.

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