32-color screenprint and lithograph co-published by Highpoint and the Walker Art Center produced from computer files and drawings by the artist hand-printed from photosensitive screens and lithographic plates. The four lithographic elements were retained for possible reworking and inclusion in separate project.

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Entropia (review), 2004

Painter and printmaker Julie Mehretu finds inspiration for her imagery in the complex infrastructure of the constructed world. Entropia (review) typifies Mehretu's longstanding interest in using architectural language to express ideas of power, particularly how power is conveyed in public spaces. Visually complex, her print combines decontextualized elements of maps, diagrams, plans, and architectural drawings of socially-charged spaces--streets, plazas, airports, government buildings, schools, parks--with Mehretu's personal language of signs and symbols. She refers to these layered, multidimensional compositions as "psycho-geographic" abstractions, essentially hybrids of various urban structures, settings, and identities that call to mind multicultural and global concerns of contemporary society, especially the cultural and political role of power.

Details
Title
Entropia (review)
Artist Life
American (born Ethiopia), 1970
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2020.85.68
Provenance
Highpoint Editions, Minneapolis (publisher); sold to MIA, 2020.
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32-color screenprint and lithograph co-published by Highpoint and the Walker Art Center produced from computer files and drawings by the artist hand-printed from photosensitive screens and lithographic plates. The four lithographic elements were retained for possible reworking and inclusion in separate project.

Copyright © Julie Mehretu, published by Highpoint Editions and Walker Art Center