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Breaking: Bathroom art takes over the MFA

Posted by Geoff Edgers  June 15, 2011 05:15 PM

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The secret is out. The bathrooms bordering the new Art of the Americas wing at the Museum of Arts have been taken over by a group of artists looking to commemorate the anniversary of "Flush the Walls," a protest-exhibit held exactly 40 years ago tonight.

The roster is impressive: Maude Morgan prize winner Laura Chasman, ICA Foster Prize finalist Catherine D'Ignazio, painter Joe Wardwell, and also David Raymond and Jo Sandman, two artists who participated in the original exhibit.

Greg Cook, the artist, blogger, and freelance arts writer who organized the event, said that it's meant to both celebrate the anniversary and give the MFA a little nudge to pay more attention to local artists.

“This is a real opportunity, in a fun and celebratory way, to look at the past, acknowledge how far we’ve come and also consider the room we have to grow,” he said.

chasman.jpgLaura Chasman, "Ou sont les toilettes? Homage to Sargent," gouache on a Fed-Ex cardboard box.

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