Art through Data Collection: Bologna Edition

An artist in New York, Pope L., collected data on Jewish populations in New York and represented it with the deli meat, bologna. Each bologna contains a photograph of a Jewish individual from NY on the inside. The bologna will never be replaced, and this is done intentionally to symbolize the unidentifiability of diverse cultures over time. It is incredibly fascinating the way data can be represented in the most obscure of ways, and that not only the number in a set can represent data, but more complex things like time, shape, and smell.

http://www.artnews.com/2017/03/17/pope-ls-bologna-filled-whitney-biennial-installation-stinks-and-then-some/

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