Poison Shelf: detail of bookshelves
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Occupying a large section of the La Jolla Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, Ming Mur-Ray's installation for inSITE94 was entitled "CYM55296." Arranged on long shelves, the artist neatly installed rows of square wooden tablets displaying an invented language of calligraphy. Another element of the installation was rows of books sealed tight and with the phrase "See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil," on their covers, alluding to Censorship within the arts. Also, part of the work was a bookcase randomly stacked with books fond to be controversial or drawing public complaints. Together these elements created a dialogue around language and how public and private opinion often categorizes based on content. --inSITE94
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This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 310, Folder 03, Item 240)
[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.))
- Mur-Ray, Ming (Hong Kong installation artist, born 1951, active in United States)
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Mexican-American border region
- Mexican-American border region
- Shelves; wood (plant material); tablets; books; bookcases
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- Mur-Ray, Ming (Hong Kong installation artist, born 1951, active in United States). Poison Shelf: detail of bookshelves. 1994. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, https://library.ucsd.edu/dc/object/bb88085296. (Accessed December 8, 2019.)
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- Mur-Ray, Ming (Hong Kong installation artist, born 1951, active in United States), (1994) Poison Shelf: detail of bookshelves. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, https://library.ucsd.edu/dc/object/bb88085296
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- Mur-Ray, Ming (Hong Kong installation artist, born 1951, active in United States). Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <https://library.ucsd.edu/dc/object/bb88085296>.