(Chris, Emily, Josh, Lorena)
The exhibition introduction reflected on the extreme cultural and political upheavals that have taken place since the late '80s, which began the years covered by the show. Commercialism met idealism, news events were commodities, and the iconoclasts of the era became characters in a global drama.
As a group, we wondered how these "characters" would react to work that was done as a reflection of the era. Our catalog would include fictionalized accounts by Kim Jong Il, East German protestors, Mikhail Gorbachev, Donald Trump, Michael Jackson, Ronald McDonald, among others.