Blown Out Walls (El Anatsui, Broken Bridge II)


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Saw this  big glassy-metalic thing hanging flat on the side of a building at the Highline in New York the other day. Technically, it’s a sculpture, but also architectural. Maybe I shouldn’t like the blown out look so much. The line between the sky and the side of the wall are barely preserved, even less so with a digital image, which tends to flatten things out. The metal work is very delicate. For me to get the metal work  required  a kind segmented looking.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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