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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Sapporo Ceramic Panel

Page address: http://lib.mnsu.edu/about/kozloff/sapporo.html

For more information about Joyce Kozloff's artwork at the Mainnesota State University, Mankato library, you can also read Around the World on the 44th Parallel in the January 1996 issue of Library Resources Newsletter


Sapporo panel Photos D. W. Allan)
Sapporo Ceramic Panel
(Left Half)
Sapporo Ceramic Panel
(Right Half)

The modern city of Sapporo, Japan, features sections from the transit map. Shards of porcelain ware and motifs of Japanese textiles refer to the city's past while the slick yellow glaze applied by airbrush reveals the high tech present.

In three sets of four panels each, Joyce Kozloff depicts cities located near the 44th parallel around the globe. Each four by seventeen-foot panel is composed of foot-square ceramic tiles applied to the wall surface with an adhesive. The project was commissioned through the Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places, sponsored by the Minnesota State Arts Board. The work was created at the Tile Guild in Los Angeles and installed in Minnesota State University, Mankato's Memorial Library in June 1995.