STREET ART | Seen in T.O. :: WWJMD? ::: »What Would Joni Mitchell Do?«
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How provocative. Hmm … let’s see. Perhaps she would light a cigarette and ponder the “this massive mess we’re in” and then go paint a picture of it all. That’s my guess to the question visual artist Cecilia Berkovic poses.
These posters, wheatpasted along Toronto’s Queen Street West and Parkdale in October 2011, are a response to British artist (and Turner Prize winner) Jeremy Deller’s What Would Neil Young Do? poster from 2006:
designKULTUR thinks this one is better. After all, Joni is the heavier thinker of the two (and, as Janet J noted, “Joni Mitchell never lies”). Berkovic’s poster is so much more developed conceptually. It’s beautifully conceived and elegant. Furthermore, designKULTUR really would prefer a serifless world — Berkovic has the better grip on typography.
Berkovic’s visual art explores aspects of consumer culture, leisure, queer identity and feminism. Her projects include other poster projects, publishing, several photo-based series, and art installations.
In 2001 she participated in a residency program at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in Germany (wow!). She is currently based in Toronto.
• Many thanks to the photographers who captured the moment!
STILL SMOKIN’ > Joni + Jane, October 2011: Icons of any era
tumblr | David J. Phillips
tumblr | 26.media
Camera+ | Meaghan Beames
yfrog | Kaydi
twitpic | Ivonka Frankova
The Guardian | The collaborator: Artist Jeremy Deller doesn’t sell much work, and was embarrassed by the Turner prize
Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects | Cecilia Berkovic
Circuit Gallery | Untitled 7, from the Double Page Spread series
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