Exhibition: THE SOCRATES ANNUAL, 2017
Concrete and pigment
This piece, suggestive of the mythical Tower
of Babel, captures the facial expressions of
Socrates visitors the artist cast over the course
of his summer residency to commemorate public
exchanges among strangers. With hundreds of
distinct smiles unified in a mass, Unum presents an
optimistic view of humanity’s cultural differences,
contrasting the predominant interpretation of
the biblical myth that frames God’s creation of
linguistic difference as punishment for hubris.
16 x 2 x 2 feet
Image: Moeinedin Shashaei, 'Unum' in the making (Matt, Ife, Ross, Pirco and others), 2017.
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