Sarajevo Ceramic Panel

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

Sarajevo panel
Sarajevo Ceramic Panel
Left Half (Photo reproduced with permission from American Ceramics)
Sarajevo Ceramic Panel
Right Half (Photo reproduced with permission from American Ceramics)

The panel for Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, depicts the city's history more than the current reality because much of the map predates the recent war. The patterns would have been found in some of the city's mosques before they were destroyed. Motifs from Iznik tiles and carpets reveal historic ties to the Ottoman Empire.

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.

The images available from this page have been scanned from the article, "The Recent Work of Joyce Kozloff," in American Ceramics. To obtain a copy of the complete issue write to American Ceramics 9 E. 45th St., New York, NY 10017, phone (212) 661-4397) or FAX (212) 661-2389. Each issue costs $7, which includes postage and handling.