Bridge (Section 1 of 6) by Glenn Kaino

I'm sure Glenn Kaino's Bridge is very immaculate in person, but I only saw a portion of the piece and even that was intriguing. Kaino paid homage to gold medalist Tommie Smith, who "raised his fist at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico to protest abuse of human rights around the world and in response to the struggle for civil rights in the United States." - High Museum of Art

"Bridge is a 100 foot long construction made from casts of the arm of athlete Tommie Smith, famously raised in salute after winning the gold medal in the 200-meter men’s race at the Olympic Games in 1968. It is a golden path leading forward from the present but connected to the past, a spectacular reconciliation of a historic record, an individual memory, and a public symbol all renegotiated in an infrastructure of time to creates stories of the now -

 Here are a couple of the photos that I snapped from the  exhibit in Birmingham, AL.
Also, here's a video from the Birmingham Museum of Art.


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