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Whitney Biennial 2017: Rafa Esparza

For the 2017 Biennial, Rafa Esparza built a rotunda out of adobe bricks made by hand from a combination of clay, horse dung, hay, and water from the Los Angeles River. Here, he discusses the significance of working with adobe as “building up a space out of brown matter.”

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A 30-second online art project:
LaTurbo Avedon, Morning Mirror / Evening Mirror

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