Monday, September 30, 2013

Installation: Tower of Babel

The Argentine artist Marta Minujin used thousands of books written in different languages ​​to build the work “Tower of Babel” in Buenos Aires in 2011

"Tower of Babel" by yhe Argentine artist Marta Minujin, 2011.
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Source: The Guardian

This outdoor installation in Buenos Aires was composed of thirty thousand books written in a wide variety of different languages that the artist received from readers, libraries, and foreign embassies.  My heart cried out in pain at the sight of all those books being left outdoors, but I have to admit, that's a beautiful site.  I'd love to see something like this moved into a more permanent space.

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