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  • Balázs Kicsiny, Killing Time (detail), 2012, mixed media, dimensions variable.

    Balázs Kicsiny

    Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

    As a visiting artist at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in Saint Louis last spring, Hungarian artist Balázs Kicsiny spent two months collaborating with graduate students in the production of his most recent installation, Killing Time, 2012. The room-size work involves four life-size figures—those of a chef, a waitress, and two diners. With their faces shrouded and their heads capped with military helmets outfitted with video-surveillance cameras, they were carefully positioned in a circuslike arena such that the chef stood poised to throw knives at the

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