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utnereader:

The typical U.S. historical marker raises more questions than it answers, and many of the signs are rife with errors and bias. Artist Norm Magnusson’s I-75 Project uses the form for a different sort of provocation.

The blog Thick Culture quotes Magnusson on the signs’ sly, Zinn-meets-Banksy appeal:

‘Are they real?’ is a question viewers frequently ask, meaning ‘Are they state-sponsored?’ I love this confusion and hope to slip in a message while people are mulling it over. These markers are just the kind of public art I really enjoy: gently assertive and nonconfrontational, firmly thought-provoking and pretty to look at and just a little bit subversive.

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    very powerful. wonder if this is one of the reasons Michele Bachmann really wants to get rid of the Dept. of Education…
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    Oh hey, I-75
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