On Easter Sunday, President Bush presided over the Egg Roll on the White House lawn, which commemorates our Savior's triumph over sin (his words). At his side was a mascot bunny in a disturbing pink-and-purple apron, one of several Official White House Easter Bunnies. An A.P. photograph immortalized the pair in a warm embrace, Bushs face purring, his hand clasped delicately around the bunnys wrist. A finer piece of American pop art hasnt hit the news-wires since the photo of Madeleine Albright and Kim Jong-Il, circa 2000, toasting each other over coy, erotic grins.
A wealth of more official postmodern art will be on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (770 NE 125th St., North Miami). At Pivot Points 1: Defining MOCAs Collection, there are richly imbued books of pop art by legend Ed Ruscha, a collection of anime called No Ghost Just a Shell, a 60-foot installment of detritus by the duct-tape-mad neo-Marxist Thomas Hirschhorn, and many videos. Admission costs $10 or less. The exhibition runs through May 11. Call 305-893-6211, or visit www.mocanomi.org.
Wed., April 9, 2008