Date of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts in Art (MFA)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
Celebrity, Contemporary, Death, Music, Sculpture, Spectacle
The purpose of this thesis paper is to tell the story behind, and outline the theoretical and conceptual framework underlying the exhibition, Real Goner. The exhibition combines a number of elements drawn from music and art history, as well as the theoretical writings of Albert Camus, Guy Debord, and Joseph Kosuth. Together, these elements produce a cryptic exhibition that attempts to address the inherent chaos, and apparent meaninglessness of existence; and to see art as a proposition, a performance, and a practice. The exhibition addresses issues of celebrity, the production and consumption of culture, and where that cycle leaves us as lesser participants within the spectacle.
Cox, Nicholas, "Real Goner" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 2826.