Claes Oldenburg

Ray Gun Theater: Worlds Fair II, Voyages IIRay Gun Theater: Store Days, Injun, NekropolisRay Gun Theater: Nekropolis IIDas Porträt Claes Oldenburg

Oldenburg, one of the main representatives of US-American pop art, engages with consumption and the fetish character of the world of art and commodities. In 1961 he founded the Ray Gun Theater in his studio, where the performances Store Days, Nekropolis, Injun, Voyages, and Worlds Fair took place, filmed by Raymond Sakoff. The actions have no plot, but take place along a “play of consciousness” and deal with appropriations of life spaces and fantasies along the realms of aesthetics, economics, and the libido.