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May 2018
Vol. 37 No. 4

A publication of the
International Sculpture Center
Helio Oiticica, Penetrável PN28 Nas Quebradas On the Cover
Mithu Sen, Border Unseen (detail), 2014. Dental polymer and artificial teeth suspended by aluminum frame and steel cables, dimensions variable. Photo: Eat Pomegranate Photography, Courtesy the artist and Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India.

In this Issue...
We look at unconventional materials and processes and how they reinforce conceptual creativity. Mithu Sen’s deceptively gentle provocations rely on visceral disturbances, whether prompted by dental polymer and false teeth or uncomfortable manipulations of human relations. Sarah Meyers Brent’s seemingly disintegrating works combine used garments with oozing foam and acrylic, while Shoplifter uses eye-popping shades of human and false hair to pierce the pretensions of vanity. Wilfredo Prieto sets up haiku-like object equations that resonate as open-ended metaphors; James Shrosbree’s curiously familiar yet utterly strange abstractions break ceramic rules to great associative effect; and Sharon Louden’s highly reflective, three-dimensional drawings open up new ways of experiencing space.

Also, in the print and digital version of May's Sculpture - Itinerary, Commissions and ISC News.


May Online Feature:
Provocation and Insistence: A Conversation with Mithu Sen
Mithu Sen is a provocateur, a risk-taker in deceptively gentle guise. At the heart of her work is a compulsion to peel away received, overt notions of the self and probe beneath them. She typically turns the tables on viewers. Her early drawings of the body were mesmerizingly delicate....

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Executive Director's Letter
In this issue, we look at unconventional materials and processes and how they reinforce conceptual creativity... read more.

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