paul ramírez jonas on "his truth is marching on"

paul ramirez jonas

Like many music boxes and player pianos, this large instrument was built to play a single song. Using the instrument’s mallet to tap the water-filled bottles in succession will play the song “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” also known as “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory,” and before that as “John Brown’s Body.” Atlas, Plural, Monumental is Paul Ramírez Jonas’s first survey exhibition in the Americas. Including sculptures, photographs, videos, drawings, and participatory works made from 1991 to 2016, Atlas, Plural, Monumental demonstrates how Ramírez Jonas is redefining “public art” by investigating how a public is constituted, and what brings them together.