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'Hope' is a hippo

Jennifer Allora, who received her degree from the Visual Arts Program in 2003, and her artistic partner, Guillermo Calzadilla, are among the 49 artists presenting works in the 51st Annual Venice Biennale's "Always a Little Further" exhibition. "Hope," their life-sized clay hippopotamus with a person sitting on top reading and occasionally blowing a whistle, is installed in the Arsenale district of warehouses and shipyards. The Biennale continues through Nov. 6.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 28, 2005 (download PDF).

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