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Smithsonian goes trashy

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

For those lucky cheeses who happen to pass through Washington D.C. (Leila, road trip!), the Smithsonian American Art Museum now shows the piece Common Threads by Jean Shin. It’s all true trash art, with high ambitions! How about modified old sports trophies, celebrating carpenters and waitresses? Big, fiery-looking light-thingies built from old bottles? Or my favourite, the stacks of $25,000 worth of lottery tickets with loosing numbers.

The exhibition runs until July 26, but the Smithsonian have discovered the Internetz, and on Flickr we can all view what things looked like when Common Threads was put up, hopefully also beyond the end of July. Lastly, I would like to recommend NPR’s coverage of Shin’s exciting work.


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