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Concrete Traffic: A Body of Work

Concrete Traffic Sculpture University of Chicago Vostell

Concrete Traffic: A Body of Work

 Vostell Concrete 1969–1973 In Case You Missed the Exhibit that Ran January 17—June 11, 2017, in Chicago: In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Fluxus co-founder Wolf Vostell (1932–1998) used concrete as an actual material and an artistic motif in a surprising, unique body of work that included Concrete Traffic, a Cadillac encased in concrete that was parked in a garage adjacent to the Smart Museum of Art.Presented as part of Concrete Happenings at the University of Chicago, Vostell Concrete featured nearly 50 of Vostell’s works in a variety of media that mobilized concrete’s ambivalent connotations of permanence and inflexibility, strength and violence...

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