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PRINT March 1997

ART IN RESIDENCE

GOOD ART MAKES THE WHOLE WORLD, and everything in it, into art. When you leave a gallery and can’t tell whether the piles of traffic cones outside are a streetwork or not, then the show inside must have been a “good” one. However, this porosity of art boundaries can be a problem, especially for the artists. They’re urged by everyday proximity to and belief in art (at least in their own art) to artify everything within their ken. Think of thousands of Blanche Duboises encircled by a galaxy of bare bulbs. So a few have decided to make the most of this involuntary tendency and work the space around them. While some, like Christo, lay claim to geographic and public space, others, for reasons drawn equally from the walls of Altamira and Alcatraz, begin closer to home: with home.

Of course, all homes are made, not born, and the skills that apply to the design, assembly, arrangement, and decoration

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