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Archive for January 2017

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VOSTELL CONCRETE 1969–1973 at Smart Museum of Art

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Fluxus co-founder Wolf Vostell (1932–1998) used concrete as an actual material and an artistic motif in a surprising, unique body of work that includes the colossal sculpture Concrete Traffic. David Katzive, installation view of Wolf Vostell’s Concrete Traffic, January 1970. (Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.…

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ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF THE JEWISH GHETTO IN VENICE, ITALY BY RACHEL SINGEL

"The year 2016 marks the 500th year since the establishment of the Jewish, Ghetto in Venice, the first ghetto ever in existence. To honor the historical anniversary and the influence this uniquely urban space has had on the development of contemporary architecture, I worked on-site in Venice for two months to create a series of…

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INVASIVE: Photographs by David Luke

David Luke’s body of work, Invasive, combines photographic imagery of northern Minnesota’s boreal forest with the state’s southern and central prairies. These collaged images visualize imminent transformations to the state’s land and water due to climate change and invasive species. David Luke "Big Lake, Boundary Waters" Archival Inkjet Print David Luke: "Big Moose Lake, Boundary…

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