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2018 Annual Conference

Philadelphia

March 01-04, 2018

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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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Rachel Cox

SPE Member since 2006
Member Chapter: South Central

Better than Most

With this series Better than Most, I seek out specific cultural phenomena where systems of aesthetics and value operate to a higher degree within a given community. I focus on local and regional competitions showcasing a range of themes from various products of agriculture to domesticated animals, where complex hierarchical networks of judgment are strictly obeyed. Such subjects offer me the opportunity for a unique cultural study into notions of winning, standardization, and the intriguing nuances of visually assigning value.

Portuguese Tumbler

Interesting Examples

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Bests (tree, kitten)

Competitors

Champion

Worlds Smallest

Indian Fantail

Winning Apples

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