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Deterioration and Decay

by Art21June 21, 2017 1:33:10 total runtime

Using rust, decay, and decomposition, these artists tell stories, illuminate histories, and prompt us to think about beauty in new ways. Whether reclaiming discarded materials or employing a camera as witness to institutionalized neglect, contemporary artists can reverse deterioration—or even employ it themselves—to raise awareness and transform objects and communities alike.