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  • Deb Puretz

Covid Art 5: EB 1895 More Abstract Knowledge

More Abstract Knowledge

Between 2012 and mid-2014 I made a series of works using an American edition of Encyclopedia Brittanica. In some instances the books say 1891 but the index clearly says 1895 so it is unclear, and according to Wikipedia, this is because some of the series published in the USA was not under contract. I was fascinated by the theory of knowledge as it was defined a century ago. For example I looked for the gaps, such as airlines and anything related to aviation. Since knowledge seemed temporal, over the long term, I covered it up in several works….

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