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Everything Will Be OK, MIG 29

Modern and Contemporary Art

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Everything Will Be OK, MIG 29

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Jason Kofke
American, born 1979

Date

2012

Medium

Pen and marker on paper

Accession #

2012.155

Dimensions

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Location

Currently Not on View

Description

The title of Kofke’s project Everything Will Be OK is what the artist describes as an “emotional response to uncertainty” and often alludes to the late Cold War era as a paradigm for both human failure and human potential. These two works refer specifically to the shooting down of Korean Airlines flight 007 in 1983 by a Soviet Union MIG over the Sea of Japan. Produced both by hand and with the use of a photocopier, the drawings complicate our understanding of what constitutes a drawing or a print and challenge notions of the “original” and the “copy” as well as the real and the fabricated, which was also a major consideration at the height of the Cold War as the use of propaganda and the diffusion of conspiracy theories were rampant.

Credit

Purchase with the Lambert Fund

Image Copyright

(c) Jason Kofke