‘Deferral’: Performance piece at Corcoran takes on blood donation, gay rights

August 3, 2013 5:13 AM

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“This is an example of institutionally supported homophobia, in my mind,” Coble said. “It’s on my radar as an issue that’s important to discuss, and as an artist, I’ve found a way of visually discussing it.”

Coble’s “visual discussion” will take place at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, when a registered nurse will draw one pint of the artist’s blood. Coble will then enter an operating theater set up in the Corcoran’s atrium and begin painting the curtains with dots of her bl...

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