Lecture: Allan McCollum

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Installation view of Pompei Sprengel, featuring a multiude of dogs as they might've been found at Pompeii

The Dog from Pompei, 1991.


Allan McCollum. Installation at the Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany.

Over the past 50 years, Allan McCollum (American, born 1944) has explored how objects achieve public and personal meaning in a world caught up in the contradictions we make between unique handmade artworks and objects of mass production. In recent years, he has focused on collaborations with regional communities and historical societies in different parts of the world. In 2005, he designed The Shapes Project, a system to produce “a completely unique shape for every person on the planet, without repeating.”

Presented by the Society for Contemporary Art

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