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PULP

Presented by Akron Art Museum at Akron Art Museum, Akron OH

Feb 27 2016
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Jul 31 2016
PULP

The photographs in PULP span several decades, styles and approaches to the medium, but they share a connection to the humble and ubiquitous piece of paper.

In popular culture, the word “pulp” is almost always followed by “fiction.” Director Quentin Tarantino’s landmark 1994 film by that name capitalized on the lurid plots that defined a genre of cheap publications popular in the first half of the 20th century. Pulp fiction, or pulp magazines, were printed on rough wood pulp paper and sold for a few cents per copy as entertainment for the masses. Today, cheap paper ephemera continues to be produced and distributed on a large scale—daily newspapers, glossy monthly magazines, weekly tabloids, advertising posters and billboards are just some examples of paper products meant to be seen, then discarded. Typically mundane, their content reflects aspects of the cultures they serve, and can offer a wealth of possibilities to artists who analyze those cultures with a critical eye. PULP also includes photographs in which paper ephemera offer aesthetic rather than critical possibilities, becoming material for abstracted compositions

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ADMISSION INFO

Admission: Adult $7 • Senior (65+) $5 • Student (with valid ID) $5 • Adult w/ tour (15 minimum) $6 • Child (17 & under) Free • Blue Star Families Free • Free for Members • FREE Every Thursday

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PHOTOS

  • Esther Bubley, Newsstand, c. 1940s, gelatin silver print, collection of the Akron Art Museum.

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Akron Art Museum

1 South High, Akron, OH 44308

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Members park free in the deck adjacent to the library
Park across from museum entrance on High Street
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