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Vanilla Anandam

Vanilla Anandam is a University of Oxford postgraduate in the History of Art & Visual Culture. Her research and writing primarily focus on modern to contemporary art and time-based media.

Mariana Castillo Deball: Between making and knowing something

A water vessel with a hole cannot fulfill its intended function. In Between making and knowing something at Modern Art Oxford (MAO), Mariana Castillo Deball kills the utilitarian aspect of her Zuni pueblo-inspired red stoneware ceramics in a ceremonial action, perforating them with “kill-holes,” intentionally making them “something useless.”

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2022

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