Collecting defiant objects

Bekky has been doing some research and has come across a number of seriously defiant objects. We’ve decided to describe them in several different ways using different existing metadata schemes: Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, Version 1.1, SPECTRUM, VRA Core 4.0, CDWA, KULTUR and CCO. We’ll be doing it separately so as to see how subjective descriptions can be. The first one is a piece by the artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres entitled “Untitled (Public Opinion)”, 1991. It consists of licorice candy, individually wrapped in cellophane and is part of the collection of the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled (public Opinion), 1991, Installation view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Photo by David Heald.

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