Allen Ruppersberg: “Lectures and Film Screenings (1994)” @ The Hammer Museum

I had about 20 minutes to get through the entire career of Allen Ruppersberg, but that’s all I needed to fall in love. His capacity to transport you in time and space is so effortless, and his point of view so full of joy and humor, that he redeems the whole of his generation in an instant. His work, a collection of what made the 60s and 70’s, the 60s and 70s: colorful bold work, unashamed at its difference, stands in direct contrast to the clean and boundaries modernism that came before. In seeing his work at a glance, I learned something important: that the point of being anti-establishment, is to show others, who feel the same way, that to which they actually belong.

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