Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Thierry de Duve
Academic Program Adviser
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.
Shapira Kalter, Ishai, "Theory for A Starving Obese" (2017). CUNY Academic Works.
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