Should Donald Trump's border wall prototypes be considered art?

Swiss-Icelandic artist Christoph Büchel claims that the significant cultural value of the president’s structures should be recognized – not

Sunday, February 18, 2018

begin quote“One of the most disconcerting aspects of President Trump’s border wall is the expectation that it be ‘big’ and ‘beautiful’,” said Can Bilsel, an architecture professor at the University of San Diego.

It was a sunny day in San Diego, last October, when President Trump unveiled eight prototypes for the proposed 1,900-mile border wall between the US and Mexico. Large slabs of concrete and metal stood tall like public art sculptures, some looked like the Berlin Wall; others were striped with jail cell-like bars.


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