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Stubborn Materialism: Stoppages, Blocks, and Piles

Art in urban public space contends with human patterns of attention and distraction, just as monuments, buildings, and advertisements do. Fixtures of public visibility, regardless of authorship, accrete meaning in their materiality, which is captured by collective spatial memory and other media of reference. A new article by MassArt's Gabriel Cira, assistant professor in the History of Art at MassArt.

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