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Vija Celmins: To Fix the Image in Memory

All Vija Celmins remembers of her childhood are the sounds–bombings, trains, sirens, planes. For the past half-century, her art has been geared toward silencing these sounds, giving them space to breathe on canvas, and in doing so, generating a sense of fixed quietude from memories of war. It is fitting that the first retrospective of her work in over twenty-five …

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