Creative Time In America.
I never really said anything here about Return. It was almost too much to take in, and it's path through me was a crooked one. I wasn't quite in the mood for conceptual art the first time I saw Rakowitz's store on Atlantic Avenue, but I know better so I went back a number of times and with every return it gained steam. Sadly, part of the reason it did so was because of how perfectly the piece--in ways that the artist might or might not have anticipated--mirrored the historic damage we've inflicted on Iraq and its people. (Read the details on the project's blog here.) The AiA article also talks about Rakowitz's amazing show at Lombard-Freid that dealt with all of the art and culture that's been lost in this