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He builds on the work of... Does "He builds on the work of Jenny Holzer and Barbara Kruger" in the last lines imply "his works are inspired by Jenny Holzer's and Barbara Kruge's works"? Context: Krzysztof Wodiczco has spent half his life in Poland and half in Canada and the USA. He projects carefully selected photographic images onto national sites to make points about power and repression. Just days after the outbreak of the first Gulf War, in January 1991, he projected a pair of death hands, one grasping an M-16 machine gun, the other a gas-pump nozzle, onto the triumphal arch in Madrid celebrating fascist Generalissimo Francisco Franco’s victory in the Spanish Civil War. At the top of the arch he beamed the question, ‘¿Cuantos? (How much?)’. He builds on the work of Jenny Holzer and Barbara Kruger, challengingly combining visuals and text. In this case, he replaces photos with real buildings.
Sep 11, 2018 11:26 AM
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Not quite -it means he develops Holzer's and Kruger's work and goes further with it.
September 11, 2018
Another way of putting it is that Holzer and Kruger's work are the foundation from which he builds upon or adds additional information to.
September 11, 2018
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