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The Walker Curates the News: 01.04.16

Artist Johanna Barron shows portions of her 2015 work of the Melzac Collection held by the CIA. Photo: ©James Rexroad

Johanna Barron with her recreations of works in the CIA collection. Photo: ©James Rexroad

Twenty-nine Washington Color School paintings hang in the CIA’s headquarters, but details about them are mysteriously confidential. Despite extensive bureaucratic roadblocks, a lack of images of individuals works, and very little information to go on, artist Johanna Barron remains undeterred. For her project, Acres of Walls, she has recreated the works using a single image of their hallway of residence and a book about the CIA. The project challenges what Barrons has dubbed the government’s “knee-jerk lack of transparency.”

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