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  • Susan Hiller

    Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania

    Born in this country but a resident of England since 1967, Susan Hiller is better known abroad, and “Wild Talents,” comprising a group of installations, was her first solo museum exhibition here. Much of Hiller’s work invokes a Conceptual strategy of the ’70s in which collections (of objects or images) and their display are critical components used to create a certain cool look and to emphasize the art’s conditional, mediated status. Though Hiller plays down her early training as an anthropologist, the collecting methodology that informs her work both overlaps this Conceptual stance and demonstrates

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