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CASE STUDY

Prison Breaks

BY CHIN-CHIN YAP

An artist with time on his hands collaborates with those doing time, to realize something priceless

JOSÉ ANTONIO VEGA MACOTELA, Intercambio 331 / Time Exchange 331, 2010,

a collaborative project in which the artist spied on the ex-lover of an inmate, who in exchange made a boardgame

(which is modeled on the prison layout) by arranging his and his current lover’s hair on paper.

Courtesy Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles.

A brave and beguiling art project, “Time Divisa” (2006–10) by the Mexico City-based artist José Antonio…

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