because we found it: On this site stood a woman who could not afford her medicine

photo courtesy of http://www.funism.com/art/I75project.html

photo courtesy of http://www.funism.com/art/I75project.html

Norm Magnusson has a fascinating project called I-75 where he puts historical markers all along highway I-75 that look like your everyday signs that you see while driving.  Except his messages are political and thought provoking instead of historical.

Magnusson’s blog reads: …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.

See more signs in this fascinating project HERE. It really gets you thinking.

September 24, 2010 by crissy spivey
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