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ELIZABETH ALEXANDER The Great Enemy of Truth, 2019 Hand cut set of Confederate commemorative porcelain plates, paper packaging, glass, wood, brass wall mounts 260" H 60" W 5" D

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“For the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived, and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.” – John F. Kennedy


Ferrin Contemporary is pleased to present the Online Exclusive, "The Great Enemy of the Truth", a timely new work by visual artist Elizabeth Alexander. The artist discusses the process, content and context for the …

“For the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived, and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.” – John F. Kennedy


Ferrin Contemporary is pleased to present the Online Exclusive, "The Great Enemy of the Truth", a timely new work by visual artist Elizabeth Alexander. The artist discusses the process, content and context for the large-scale installation below.

"In 'The Great Enemy of Truth', I edited a full set of Confederate commemorative plates and packaging by extracting the Confederate symbols, leaving only the …