Pictoplasma, un ejército de personajes de la cultura visual contemporánea – Thnxz @revistaenie


Criaturas nacidas de la publicidad se resignifican como fetiches antimercado, de la mano de artistas del diseño y las bellas artes.


MONOCULO. El célebre “Darcel Disappoints”, de Craig Redman.

El argentino Julián Chu Manzelli es uno de los argentinos que participan de la muestra “Pictoplasma- White Noise”, en La casa encendida de Madrid.

Están creados por el lápiz y la imaginación de artistas del universo de la animación a la comunicación visual publicitaria pero, a diferencia de los dibujos animados, no tienen una historia detrás. Como el muñeco Michelín (creado en 1894) y Ronald McDonald son, más que narrativos, icónicos, según Lars Denicke y Peter Thaler, los fundadores del proyecto Pictoplasma y curadores de Pictoplasma-White Trash, una muestra colectiva de la obra de 18 artistas internacionales, en La casa encendida de Madrid.

“Se trata de un nuevo movimiento global de artistas que trabajan con una relectura de personajes, utilizándolos como un lenguaje en sí mismo para plantear conceptos y nuevas miradas dentro del arte contemporáneo”, explicó Julián Manzelli, alias Chu…

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The Chicago Tribune reported McDonald’s has no intention of retiring Ronald McDonald, with company CEO Jim Skinner declaring, “[Ronald] is a force for good…he does not hawk food.” Um, what planet is this guy living on? If Ronald is not hawking food, it’s only because the fast feeder’s menu items are not technically food. And if you can’t draw a direct connection between the red-haired icon and the childhood obesity epidemic, well, you’ve probably had one McFlurry too many.

McDonald’s says it won’t retire Ronald

By Wailin Wong | McDonald’s Corp. Chief Executive Jim Skinner was unequivocal in his support of company mascot Ronald McDonald, who came under fire from two investors at the company’s annual meeting Thursday.

“Ronald McDonald is not retiring,” Skinner said, prompting the audience to applaud. Skinner added sternly: “He is a force for good…he does not hawk food.”
Deborah Lapidus, senior organizer at Corporate Accountability International, had called for the retirement of Ronald McDonald and the end of marketing to children


Ronald McDonald (Delft, Netherlands), august 2005
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The Chicago Tribune reported McDonald’s has no intention of retiring Ronald McDonald, with company CEO Jim Skinner declaring, “[Ronald] is a force for good…he does not hawk food.” Um, what planet is this guy living on? If Ronald is not hawking food, it’s only because the fast feeder’s menu items are not technically food. And if you can’t draw a direct connection between the red-haired icon and the childhood obesity epidemic, well, you’ve probably had one McFlurry too many.

McDonald’s says it won’t retire Ronald

By Wailin Wong | McDonald’s Corp. Chief Executive Jim Skinner was unequivocal in his support of company mascot Ronald McDonald, who came under fire from two investors at the company’s annual meeting Thursday.

“Ronald McDonald is not retiring,” Skinner said, prompting the audience to applaud. Skinner added sternly: “He is a force for good…he does not hawk food.”
Deborah Lapidus, senior organizer at Corporate Accountability International, had called for the retirement of Ronald McDonald and the end of marketing to children. Leer más “Retire Ronald McDonald…?”