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You saw it in North Adams first

The canoe portage across Manhattan reported in today’s NY Times is part of Simon Starling’s installation at MASS MoCA.

Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times

Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times

Observant North Adams denizens with an eye attuned to billboards will have noticed a similar shot of two men portaging a canoe, albeit with a very different backdrop, on a billboard at the corner of River and Marshall Streets earlier this year.

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Photo by Arthur Evans

And MASS MoCA visitors have seen this canoe installed in the back gallery of Building 5, a sort of walk-in diorama.

Photo by Arthur Evans

Photo by Arthur Evans

The canoe will be back in the gallery soon along with a video of photographs of Simon’s journey down the Hoosic River to the Hudson and ultimately to the American Museum of Natural History.

Posted July 28, 2009 by MASS MoCA
Filed under BLOG, Exhibitions
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  1. MASS MoCA - Blog - Lobsters. Whales. Rope. Says:

    [...] to at the end of the recent New York Times Magazine article about whales. Fresh back from the Simon Starling Canoe adventure to the Big Apple Susan Cross and I set off for Rockland Maine in search of rope, yes rope, and a [...]

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