Joes I Know / Junior General Kit Book

The exhibit companion for Weideman’s Joes I Know series of photographic portraits of G.I. Joe dolls. “Using the devices of commemorative portraits, Weideman has photographed the dolls in the collection as individuals, with an atmosphere of poignancy and loss – the toys resemble tragic heroes of mythic proportions”.

The Junior General Kit was written by Burnham’s and reflects his short-lived career with the Canadian Forces in the early 1980s.” Visceral, bodily memories of berets, cammo and shaved heads, details of group affiliation that change camps when they infiltrate street fashion, are pressed against the forgotten, conflated or misremembered”.

Via our friends at Artspeak.

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