John Baldessari in his Santa Monica studio. Because some images took on different meanings 
after Sept. 11, the conceptual artist replaced them in pieces he was working on.
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Art in a Changed America

John Baldessari in his Santa Monica studio. Because some images took on different meanings after Sept. 11, the conceptual artist replaced them in pieces he was working on.
New York playwright Stephanie Fleischmann at home. Shaken by the attacks, she walked around the city collecting images for a play about New York that she had been writing before Sept. 11.
To L.A. poet Wanda Coleman, the attacks’ effect on the arts matters less than the effect on American consciousness.
To L.A. poet Wanda Coleman, the attacks’ effect on the arts matters less than the effect on American consciousness. (Los Angeles Times )
“Every pain has a geography,” says composer Osvaldo Golijov, who stopped work on a piece about Jerusalem and began one that draws on American influences.
L.A. artist Chris Burden’s Istanbul installation “Nomadic Folly.” “I don’t think art has a moral imperative,” he says.
L.A. artist Chris Burden’s Istanbul installation “Nomadic Folly.” “I don’t think art has a moral imperative,” he says. (CHRIS BURDEN )
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