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without any references or atlases to guide them. Robert Rauschenberg’s drawing for “From Memory, Draw a Map of the United States”, 1971-2, paper dimensions: 17 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches (44.5 x 57.8 cm), signed verso, the artist, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York The results of this 30-year-old project are going on view in New York City for the first time this week, featuring an array of cartography-inspired artworks that range from near-identical likeness of the good ol’ US of A to sardonic interpretations of what America meant to famous conceptual artists of the 1970s. While Rauschenberg attempted to tediously trace the lines of the miniature country, pop art protagonist James Rosenquist illustrated a hefty check made out to the order of Takahashi. Twombly effortlessly scribbled a vague but familiar outline, and Dorothea Rockburne sketched a three-dimensional cube filled with arbitrary locations like Chambers Street in New York and Black Mountain in North Carolina. “Artists dont follow memory; they have their own conception of it,” Takahashi explained in an interview with The Huffington Post. “[In ‘From Memory’] some artists made conceptual work, some drawings originated from their childhoods; some followed the shape of the U.S. as automatic drawings; some used nostalgia and ideas of the future.” Born in 1940, Takahashi was a studio assistant for Robert Rauschenberg and Lucio Fontana, as well as a chef at Gordon Matta-Clark’s restaurant Food. Having moved to the United States from Japan with limited language skills and a taste for America’s conceptual art making cadres, he used the simple outline of the U.S. as a point of departure for his own art project, beginning with his unique representation of the country. Hisachika Takahashi’s drawing for “From Memory, Draw a Map of the United States”, 1971-2, paper dimensions: 17 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches (44.5 x 57.8 cm), signed recto, the artist, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York “I thought the shape of the U.S. was beautiful, and I wanted to explore these artists ideas of history, fantasy and imagination,” he said. “I knew so many artists at that time. I just knocked on the doors of the ones I admired and everyone happily agreed to collaborate.” ” From Memory ,” which heads to Sean Kelly Gallery today, is the ultimate marriage of purely visual and conceptual art, demonstrating how personal knowledge can shape memory and aesthetic. Physical images converge with mental associations, as artists prove that the very concrete and iconic territory of the U.S.

A strike would increase violence and unleash a new wave of terrorism. It could undermine multilateral efforts to resolve the Iranian nuclear problem and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and further destabilize the Middle East and North Africa. It could throw the entire system of international law and order out of balance. Hes really going for that knife-twist: It is alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts in foreign countries has become commonplace for the United States. Is it in Americas long-term interest? I doubt it. Millions around the world increasingly see America not as a model of democracy but as relying solely on brute force, cobbling coalitions together under the slogan youre either with us or against us. Oh, and heres the real key bit in which he baits the entire United States of America: My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this. I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States policy is what makes America different. Its what makes us exceptional. It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lords blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.

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11 attacks and the Oklahoma City bombing. But it also includes the murder of abortion-clinic doctors. And the guard shot at the Holocaust Museum in Washington in 2009. And all the instances of the Earth Liberation Front setting fire to SUV dealerships or police stations. It also includes serious but unsuccessful attempts like the May 2010 attempted vehicle bombing in Times Square. If we just look at the decade between 2001 and 2011, we still see that the number of terrorist attacks has declined since Sept. 11, although the number of fatal attacks has ticked up of late. That includes a fatal shooting at a Knoxville church in 2008, the shooting at Fort Hood that killed 13 people and injured 30 in 2009, as well as the Boston marathon bombing that killed 3 and injured 264 others in 2013. 2) Most terrorist attacks in the United States have relatively few deaths and injuries, but there have been 29 mass-casualty events since the 1970s: In the wake of the Boston marathon bombings in April, START released a report noting that the average terrorist attack in the United Stateshasresulted in 3.3 casualties on average (casualties includes both deaths and injuries). Thats just an average, however. There have still been 29terrorist attacks in the United States since 1970 known to have resulted in more than 10 casualties. That includes the attacks on Sept. 11, which killed 2,996 and injured more than 6,000. It also includes the Boston bombings, which killed 3 and injured 264.