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  • View of “Oscar Murillo,” 2022. Photo: Bowditch, Lismanis, and Russell.

    View of “Oscar Murillo,” 2022. Photo: Bowditch, Lismanis, and Russell.

    Oscar Murillo

    Scuola Grande della Misericordia

    Oscar Murillo’s exhibition “A Storm Is Blowing from Paradise” took its evocative title from the ninth of Walter Benjamin’s “Theses on the Philosophy of History” (1940). The show’s point of departure was Frequencies, 2013–, displayed alongside an array of new works especially conceived for this exhibition. Frequencies is a colossal work in progress, ongoing for nearly a decade now, in which Murillo and his collaborators visit schools around the world and affix blank canvases to the desks of pupils. Ranging in age from ten to sixteen, the students are prompted to express themselves freely on these

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