Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Art & Art History
M. Antonella Pelizzari
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After-Ozymandias examines the visual rhetoric of American patriotism through its many symbols, including flags and monuments. My thesis project consists of photographs of empty plinths, objects, products and archival materials. Countless relics remain today memorializing leaders and empires that inevitably declined, from antiquity to modern times. Looking back at distant history feels like a luxury, though: the question for our time in America is whether we have the strength of mind as a society to scrutinize our history, warts and all.
Membreno-Canales, H. R., "“After-Ozymandias”: The Colonization of Symbols and the American Monument" (2018). CUNY Academic Works.
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