shortcut to content

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Vladivostok Ceramic Panel

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

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.


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

The final set of four panels features cities from northern Asia. Vladivostok, Russia, is located at the end of the Trans-Siberian railway, a map of which appears on the right. The sections of the city map on the left incorporates designs from Soviet textiles of the 1920s, donce in a constructivist style.

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