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borders and peripheries Does "I tried to work along the borders, the peripheries" mean that he wanted to show the military operations of the US overseas? That is, "borders and peripheries" implies the geographical borders of the US? Context: Vietnam 111 (1973) includes even more colour but is less classical and contains elements of theatre. ‘In the 80s, with the Mercenaries [a subsequent series] I tried to work along the borders, the peripheries – how official power becomes ferocious indirect power,’ Golub recalled. ‘These paintings state that you cannot see America without seeing the Contras, and everything else that has gone on.’ Golub was commenting on US support for opponents of the legal government in Nicaragua. The compositional tension and raw, rough texture of this series emerge slowly.
Oct 17, 2018 11:41 AM
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I don't think this is a literal geographical reference. I think the writer is using "borders" and "peripheries" metaphorically. They are suggesting that their artist's work is original, because it is at the edge of existing styles/topics/content/society (they are not clear about this, perhaps deliberately).
October 17, 2018
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