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Ceci n’est pas une voiture I (This Is Not a Car I) (2000) by Betsabeé Romero

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Selected and narrated by

Arielle Moore
Conservatory of Theatre Arts, Company 47
Purchase College, SUNY

I thought the car featured in the photo was
really funky and cool. It was dope learning the deeper significance of the piece and how it helped to emphasize a culture of keeping material objects like cars as keepsakes. It reminds me of how a lot of people will collect cars or have old-school/classic cars sitting in their garage to never be driven. They’re there for decoration and as the collectors’ very own art pieces.

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