Let's pause here to noteas is well-knownthat we here at Jaunted are all about building up rather than tearing down. Sure there are sites on the Internet where people would mock the pretentiousness of an exhibit like this. They might even make a crack about artists who see some deep connection between TSA randomly confiscating scissors and the fragmented neo-liberal regime of late modernity in which the trauma of Real is always already sublimated into Symbolic structures of institutionalized power.
But that seems unnecessary. This particular artist seems more earnest than self-indulgent, and probably doesn't deserve that treatment. More to the point, we already did that the last time some museum decided to do a TSA banned items exhibit ("pompous gasbags"... "neon is somehow involved"). This time we'll settle for directing you to the page about the exhibit's paintings and sculptures, and let that be that. Yay art!
We will nonetheless take exception to the exhibit's QR code, that goes to a Facebook page, that's meant to "take the conversation about contemporary travel even further." Dying faddish marketing nonsense.
[Photo: Banned Booty / Facebook]