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From Tahrir Square to Ferguson, artist Glenn Kaino's rocks of protest
From Tahrir Square to Ferguson, artist Glenn Kaino's rocks of protest

Artist Glenn Kaino picked up his first rock in Cairo a couple of years back. He was in Egypt doing some research for the 13th annual Cairo Biennale, where he had been selected to represent the United States. Kaino's meanderings around the ancient city eventually led him to Tahrir Square, the site of the historic protests that brought down the three-decades-long regime of Hosni Mubarak. On the day he visited, the square was largely empty. But its status as a stage of political revolt resonated with the artist. Walking around it, his attention was eventually drawn to — of all things — a rock. "I started to think about the rocks," he recalls, "the...

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