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The Land Of No Things

For some artists, making art is about creating something distinct from everything else that came before it. But in a new exhibit on view at TheAcklandArt Museum, 11 artists explore the flip side of that artistic impulse. Their work raises questions about the value of creating new objects and explores the ethical and environmental implications of this work.

Host Frank Stasio is joined by exhibit curator Chris Vitiello and three participating artists to preview the exhibit: EricPickersgill talks about his installation that uses his grandfather’s old home movies to explore human memory; KatyMixon shares the philosophy behind milling her own by-product into new work; and Gesche Würfel  discusses her photography and film projects that document lynching sites, concentration camps, and former slave plantations. “The Land of No Things” is on view through June 7, 2015.

Watch Gesche's film project">At the Hands of Persons Unknown.

Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist, host, creator, and executive editor of "Embodied," a weekly radio show and podcast about sex, relationships & health.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.