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Auguste Rodin (French, 1840–1917), Study of a hand, modeled ca. 1885, cast before 1912, cast plaster,

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, gift of Auguste Rodin, 1912.


Jessica Caldas, "The Endeavor Funeral Procession,"2021, Performance with soft sculpture, Durational performance 3-5 hours in length, photo: Haylee Anne

Jessica Caldas

A Dialogue with Deanna Sirlin

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Joey Orr, Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago


A Sourcebook of Performance Labor, Routledge Press, 2023

Joey Orr on his book 
A Sourcebook of Performance Labor

with Philip Auslander

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Color + the Body at Deanna Sirlin: Wavelength exhibition at Chastain Gallery. of the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta, Georgia  photo: M. Rooks

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