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AGENCY: Art and Advertising



  • Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Event is ongoing: Until Saturday, November 8, 2008


Age limit: All ages


Description: The McDonough Museum of Art on the campus of Youngstown State University will open its 2008/2009 exhibition season with the exhibit,
AGENCY: Art and Advertising.

This provocative exhibition will be featured in the galleries at the Museum beginning September 19 and continues through November 8, 2008.

Sometimes puzzling, sometimes provocative, works in advertising media by artists ranging from Marcel Duchamp to Jeff Koons to 0100101110101101.ORG have both delighted and disturbed audiences who are sometimes left to wonder exactly what it is they are seeing. Artists have used the media of
advertising to communicate content that often defies viewers’ expectations and that frequently challenges them. AGENCY: Art and Advertising is an
exhibition that explores artists’ use of advertising media as sites for works of art (as opposed to the more conventional use of advertising for the promotion of work) as well as its subject.

The exhibition, curated by Kevin Concannon, PhD, and John Noga, will focus on works of art in and about advertising media from the 1960s to the present.

Artists’ billboards by Geoffrey Hendricks, Marilyn Minter, Yoko Ono, and Felix Gonzalez-Torres will be featured throughout the Youngstown metropolitan area as part of this exhibition. The McDonough Museum will publish an exhibition catalog featuring essays by both curators.

Event posted Sept. 22, 2008
Last updated Aug. 16, 2016


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