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Dancing with Che: Enter through the Gift Shop

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Dancing with Che: Enter Through The Gift Shop (detail of merchandise), 2011 © Courtesy of the artist & the Corkin Gallery. Photo: Jennifer Rose Sciarrin
Dancing with Che: Enter through the Gift Shop

June 22nd, 2013 - August 11th, 2013
Opening: June 21st, 2013 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Dancing with Che: Enter Through the Gift Shop, in the MOCCA retail lounge, is an intervention-installation of Che Guevara souvenirs. Artist Barbara Astman considers what it means for a cultural icon to appear on a multitude of mass produced consumer items. The artist entices visitors with her retail display but does not allow them to satiate their consumer desire - none of the objects are for sale.