Main | Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Historical Marker

Towleroad alerts us to this installation by artist Norm Magnusson, who is placing these markers along Interstate 75, which runs mostly through red states. On his site he says:
The types of people who stop to read them are collectively defined more by their curiosity about the world around them than they are by any shared ideological leanings, which makes them a perfect audience for a carefully crafted message. And unlike most artworks on social or political themes, these markers don’t merely speak to the small group of viewers that seek out such work in galleries and museums; instead, they gently insert themselves into the public realm. "Are they real?" is a question viewers frequently ask, meaning "are they state-sponsored?" I love this confusion and hope to slip a message in while people are mulling it over.
Hit the artist's link for more examples.

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