Date of Award

Spring 5-22-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Departments/Programs

Art

First Advisor

Daniel Bozhkov

Second Advisor

Thierry de Duve

Academic Program Adviser

Joel Carreiro

Abstract

Theory for a Starving Obese (2017) is both a book and an installation. During the years 2015-2017 I began writing Theory for a Starving Obese; a collection of essays and art criticism about exhibitions that took place in white cubes in New York. I was following my dissatisfaction, and hoped to delve deeper into the question “What is Contemporary Art?” At the end of a process, I sent seventeen envelopes to artists who exhibited solo shows in New York and whose works I have criticized. Each envelope consists of one digital drawing (שרבוט, pronounced Shirbut), DVD with the video Arabesque Mnemotecnichs (1&2&3), A Preface to Theory for a Starving Obese and a piece of art criticism.