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[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]megan evans
Wed, 08 Oct 1997 11:53:07 -0400
hi, my name is megan evans and i am a first year grad student at ohio
state university. today, while at the art & ecology web page i found an
article on ann hamilton dealing with the issue of people not
participating in activities that provide meaningful social interaction.
she showed this through the meaning that pennies have versus the uses of
honey in society. she also had sheep isolated in a pen. on the other
hand, i found an article about the houston row project done by a
collaboration of artists including rick lowe. in contrast, this talks
about social isolation, but the artwork brings community together rather
than just depicting the isolation there is. this artwork is a series of
shotgun houses that are now used to teach the arts in the community. I
think that these are two artists that are both dealing with the same
issue, but are treating the subject at different ends of the spectrum.
ann hamilton simply depicts the problem through her artwork, while rick
lowe tries to correct the problem through his work. I would like to
know what you think about this.