Beneath the Pavement, Beach

Beneath the Pavement, Beach


APRIL 20, 2012

Using May 68 student protest photos as references in making the photographs, the duo replaced all aspects of the original images: the city of Paris is reduced to colored backdrops, the original students transform into artists/collaborators whom Jimmy and Adi often work with, and the clothing with patterned fabrics. These interventions in the photographs further remove the historical grounding and symbolism, flattening the image space, and highlighting the emotion, intelligence and fervor of the current creative youth of Los Angeles.

MAI ’68


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