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Operation Art Box

CAGE BOX

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jun 12 2012 2:24 PM ]
Cage boxes are already transgressive
Cage boxes are already transgressive

Weekly Alibi is currently accepting submissions for this year's Operation Art Box, which last year saw more than a dozen Alibi boxes transformed into engaging works of street art. Not all newspaper boxes are created equal, however. Although they must be placed in a sheltered area, I am particularly fond of the "cage box" because they are unusual and cast interesting shadows. They're edgy. Why not turn it into a vintage birdcage, or a traveling circus cage wagon? The cage box could be used to make a statement about America's staggeringly high incarceration rate. A memorial to the 1980 New Mexico State Prison riot wouldn't be hard to imagine.

Deadline for submissions has been extended to July 19th.


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