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Bureau, New York. Photo: Adam Reich

Suitcase Wisdom

Installation (2011)
In collaboration with Liz Linden
20 suitcases
Dimensions variable

The installation Suitcase Wisdom was created by strategically purchasing knock-off luggage from the kind of mixed-use tourist stores commonly found in New York’s Chinatown, arranging them to form a poem: a short text about historical and contemporary exploration and travel when read from suitcase to suitcase across their aspirationally-branded nameplates. Suitcase Wisdom is also presented in print format in the artist’s book City Grammar: Stormy Weather & Suitcase Wisdom.