The Art of Abandonment

Artists are using the vacant buildings of the Rust Belt to create their art, and to comment on possibilities and visions for the future.
September 12, 2011, 1pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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Richey Piiparinen comments on the artistic movement to use the abandoned landscapes of the Midwest:

"Art has always done this: used image to push passed just-reason to ignite a paradigm switch. And vacancy art is perfect in this regard because it exists as both the actual effect of a broken system as well as the medium used to confront the illusion that the said system isn't broke."

Lots of images over at

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Published on Friday, September 9, 2011 in Rust Wire
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