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Susan Dobson
Africa Ceylon
chromogenic print
edition of 5
20″ x 23″

Courtesy of: Michael Gibson Gallery
Donated by: the artist
Estimate: $2800

Fourth time participating in Art With Heart

Artist Statement

In the summer months of 2016, Dobson photographed every drawer of slides in a university’s now-defunct slide library. The slides are markers of evolving times; their labelling and classification point to changes in our language usage, global awareness, cultural understanding, and also to shifts in world geographies and politics. The system of classification also underscores an emphasis on Western art histories – a single box of slides may contain up to six non-Western countries, whereas a single Western country may be represented by many dozens of boxes.