Airplane Parts and Building, A Large Growth for San Diego: exterior view
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Commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego a few years prior to 1994, the Museum presented, in conjunction with inSITE94, a new installation by Los Angeles-based artist Nancy Rubins at their downtown location. Titled "Airplane Parts and Building, A Large Growth for San Diego," the installation was built of discarded airplane parts that were arranged to rise from the floor of the interior space of the Museum and pierce through the building's south-facing windows to form a large hovering growth on the exterior. The dynamic arrangement of the elements made the pieces work together as one appearing frozen in time and their careful placement as a whole suggested a rapid movement as though whirled together by some unknown force. --inSITE94
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This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 310, Folder 04, Item 316)
[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
- Rubins, Nancy (American sculptor, born 1952)
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- Junk sculpture
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Mexican-American border region
- Mexican-American border region
- Found objects; steel (alloy)
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- Rubins, Nancy (American sculptor, born 1952). Airplane Parts and Building, A Large Growth for San Diego: exterior view. 1994. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, https://library.ucsd.edu/dc/object/bb1231672f. (Accessed November 19, 2019.)
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