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Ruth Asawa, Without End

Ruth Asawa, Without End

Asawa Masks

Close-up of The Faces of Ruth Asawa (2022) (photo by Andrew Brodhead, courtesy the Cantor Arts Center for Hyperallergic)

Asawa’s life masks disentangle the impulse to collect from a culture of mourning — they do not keep count of past or future losses.

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