documenta vier

detail from Leaves of Grass, 2012 by Geoffrey Farmer © kjm

I think my favorite piece from the huge exhibition of work at documenta was an installation by Geoffrey Farmer. It took up an entire, long hallway and consisted of thousands of cut out figures and objects from 50 years worth of Life magazines. I went back and saw the piece several times, and on my last visit searched for photographs from the internment camps, about which Life did several stories. This appears to be a young Japanese American boy wearing a Poston (one of the 10 incarceration camps that existed) baseball uniform.

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