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Disobedient objects: The activists who make art from oppression

A new exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum shows the importance of real-world expressions of dissent

By Josh Lowe  

Carrie Reichardt and Nick Reynolds's Tiki Love Truck displays a death mask from a death row inmate. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

On a hot day in 2007, at the height of the Texan summer, Carrie Reichardt and Nick Reynolds found themselves in a cabin in the woods. They were rushing to create a death mask from the body of Carrie’s just-executed friend, before putrefaction…

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