ARTIST’S PROJECT: LATE EDITION

by Jin Joo Chae*

Late Edition is an additive work, which I have been working on for a month. I burn copies of the New York Times and add them to the work daily. Formally, this piece creates negative and positive spaces.  The ashes around the stacks of paper remain stubborn traces of the past while the newspaper, ephemera of everyday urban life, connotes the experience of our historical present.

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Late Edition, Newspaper and ash, 2012.

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Late Edition, detail.

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Late Edition, detail

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Late Edition, detail

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Late Edition, detail

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Late Edition, detail

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Late Edition, detail

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Late Edition, detail

*Jin Joo Chae is a second-year MFA student at Columbia University School of the Arts.