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Ungrids: Eva Hesse's Latex Works

Part I: Dismantling the logic of the grid

Eva Hesse’s rationale for repetition of a form in her artwork was that “…it exaggerates. If something is meaningful, maybe it’s more meaningful said ten times. 5,192 more words

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As a young, naive art history grad student, I couldn’t believe my luck that my university had granted my request for travel funds to a… 543 more words

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Before I Die ...

I have always been fascinated by public art and the way the stigma behind it has changed in the past few decades. I personally, think public art is one of the most effective mediums of interactive media. 391 more words

Simonetta Vespucci and Quattrocento Femininity

On the 26th of April 1476, Simonetta Cattaneo de Candia Vespucci died from tuberculosis in Florence, Italy, aged just 23. An Italian Renaissance noblewoman from Genoa, at the tender age of fifteen she married Marco Vespucci, son of Piero, close to the Florentine Medici family, as well as a cousin of the Florentine explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci. 754 more words

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When Objects Bear Witness: Doris Salcedo at MCA Chicago

To witness Doris Salcedo, the artist’s first retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, is to witness the position of witnessing. That is, to “see witness.” (see: Jane Blocker,  880 more words

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Marcel Duchamp - Loved playing Games and Tricks

Just before attending the art academy, I decicated my life entirely to rock climbing and outdoor adventures. Though I sort of left this kind of lifestyle behind me now, it still remains a part of me. 1,389 more words

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