TAL R


TAL R

Spanning a wide range of media including painting, collage, print, textile and sculpture, Tal R (b. 1967) creates atmospheric compositions that combine a childlike openness with the slippery elusiveness of the dream world. The Israeli-born Danish artist’s luminous and exuberantly coloured surfaces are the result of collecting kolbojnik – a Hebrew term meaning ‘leftovers’ – which reflects his process of mining existing imagery, patterns and arrangements. Evocative of Henri Matisse’s emblematic cut-outs and interiors, Edvard Munch’s Symbolism, or Mark Rothko’s glowing fields of colour, Tal R absorbs a diverse range of Modernist influences, instilling them with new life and giving rise to a world beyond reality. His work revels in its inability to control meaning as it draws the viewer into unknown realms.

‘It is hard to think of a contemporary painter who has ranged through so many kinds of imagery […] and also been able to work so many variations on each theme or motif he has handled […] Tal R is prodigal in his gifts, but he knows better than to accept them uncritically. No wonder he is one of today’s most salient painters.’


B. Schwabsky, in Tal R, London: Lund Humphries, 2019

Image: Road Up Road Left, 2022–2023, oil on canvas, 172 x 237 cm.; 67 3/4 x 93 1/4 in., 175.7 x 240.7 x 6 cm.; 69 1/8 x 94 3/4 x 2 3/8 in. (framed). Photo: def image

Solo Exhibitions


Group Exhibitions


Selected Institutional Exhibitions


Biography


VITA

1967

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel


1986–1988

Billedskolen, Copenhagen


1994–2000

The Royal Danish Academy, Copenhagen


2000

Guest Professorship, Kunstakademiet Helsinki


2003

Guest Professorship, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg


2005–2014

Professor, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf


Lives and works in Copenhagen
 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Art Institute of Chicago

Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht

Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg

Goetz Collection, Munich

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art

Holstebro Kunstmuseum

Horsens Kunstmuseum

Kiasma, Helsinki

Kunsten, Ålborg

Kunsthalle zu Kiel

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk

Magasin III, Jaffa

Magasin III, Stockholm

ME Collectors Room Berlin/Olbricht Foundation

Moderne Museet, Stockholm

Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf

Rema Hort Mann Foundation

Saatchi Gallery, London

Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

Trapholt, Kolding

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024

Rosa See

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Weather Report

Ravinen Kulturhus, Båstad


2023

Sølvbryn

Galleri Bo Bjergaard, Copenhagen

How to Count to Tree

Victoria Miro, Venice

Palazzo Experimental, Venice


2022

Tal R & Mamma Andersson: About Hill

Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, travelled to:
Malmö Art Museum;
Museum MORE, Gorssel

Untitled Flowers

Victoria Miro, London

The Wrong Side

Artipelag, Stockholm

The Forest in my Eyebrow

Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp


2021

Alene hjemme (Home Alone)

Ordrupgaard, Charlottenlund


2020

Home Alone

Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp

Animals and People

Glyptoteket, Copenhagen

Boy Walking and Cinnamon: Sculptures and Paintings

Anton Kern Gallery, New York


2019

:Men Who Can’t Sit on Horses

Magasin III, Jaffa

eventually all museums will be ships

Hastings Contemporary

Smukke Dreng

Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen

Jew Cherry, Clown and Congo

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Pink Road Through Forest

VNH Gallery, Paris


2018

:this is not Detroit

MOCAD, Detroit

Tal R Various Others
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich

The Minute

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia


2017

Sexshops

Victoria Miro, London

Babylonia

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Spiegel and Winter Sleep

Borch’s Butik, Copenhagen

Academy of Tal R

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, travelled to:
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Keyhole

Cheim and Read, New York


2016

Svanesang - Tal R & Mamma Andersson

Galleri Bo Bjerggaard / Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Copenhagen

The Night You Can’t Remember is the Night I Can’t Forget

Villa Schöningen, Potsdam

Garbage Man

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Flamingo Flametti

Institut für Modern Kunst, Nuremberg


2015

Almanach 67

Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art, New York

The Drawing Class

Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

Yasmin & Tania

Retrospective Gallery, New York

Chimney school of sculpture

Victoria Miro, London

The Oolong

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Altstadt Girl

Cheim and Read, New York


2014

Walk Towards Hare Hill

Victoria Miro, London


2013

The Virgin

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Fog over Malia Bay

Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thomas, Vienna

Sortedam

Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen

Sail Away

Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg

Egyptian Boy

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Schneiderbrett Tee Pavillion

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich


2012

The Shlomo

Cheim & Read, New York

Man overboard

Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, travelled to:
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

Egg Chair and Tal R

Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo

Galerie MIRO, Prague

Banana Beach

Gerhardsen Gerner, Oslo

IRRECONCILABLE

the Spaceship at Ha Yarkon 70, Tel Aviv

Zig versus Zag

Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf


2011

Science Fiction

Victoria Miro, London

Mann auf Schlaf

Kunstverein Augsburg

The Elephant behind the Clown

Der Kunstverein, Hamburg

The Pyjamas

Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv


2010

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin


2009

Old confused

Magasin III, Stockholm

You laugh an ugly laugh

Kunsthalle zu Kiel, travelled to:
Kunsthalle Tübingen

Teenager Beach

Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Malaga

Armes de chine

Victoria Miro, London

Prints by Tal R

Holstebro Kunstmuseum


2008

Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca

Prince Fruit

Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg

You laugh an ugly laugh

Gió Marconi, Milan

Adieu Interessant

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Flovmand

Galerie Haas, Zürich

Masters and Method

Niels Borch Jensen, Berlin


2007

The Look

Tomio Koyama Gallery, Toyko

Working hard during the day naked at night

Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, travelled to:
Centro Cultural dos Correios, Rio de Janeiro

The Sum

Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, travelled to:
BonnefantenMuseum, Maastricht;
Camden Arts Centre, London
Kunsthalle Mannheim


2006

Le peintre n’est pas là

Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

Minus

Victoria Miro, London

Fruits

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Gold is Over
Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich


2005

Pink Yellow Brown Black Green White Red

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen


2004

Figur

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Last Drawing Before Mars

Zach Feuer Gallery, New York

House of Prince

Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, travelled to:
Galerie Elisabeth und Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck;
Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin;
Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow


2003

New born, but same old phone number

Tal Esther Gallery, Tel Aviv

Arcade

Bawag Foundation, Vienna

Lords of Kolbojnik

Victoria Miro, London


2002

Ike og Ancher

Horsens Kunstmuseum

Fruitland

Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach


2001

Lord Madras

Hostrup-Perdersen & Johansen, Copenhagen

Live at Club Sombi

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin


2000

Dinglebœr

Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen

El Castilio

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Für Immer
(with Daniel Richter)
Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen

Viva Ultra

Holstebro Kunstmuseum


1999

Looket

Horsens Kunstmuseum

Grill 48

part of the exhibition Street Sharks, Copenhagen

At the Foot of Mount Fuki

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin


1998

Bicycle Thieves
(with Annika Strøm)
Beret International Gallery, Chicago

Basement Buet

DCA Gallery, New York


1997

Everybody Please Go Home

Arts Center of Givat Haviva, Israel


1996

Tur retur

Galleri Cambells Occasionally, Copenhagen


1994

Sugar Paintings

Sugar Club, Copenhagen
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

I Follow the Sun: Sunflowers in Art, 1889–2024
Artipelag, Stockholm

Colour is Everything!

Museum Reinhard Ernst, Wiesbaden

The Beauty of Diversity

The Albertina Museum, Vienna

Tal R & David Shrigley: The Notebook

Anton Kern Gallery, New York


2023

das gelbe Licht 6 Uhr nachmittags
Remembering, envisioning, sensing landscape, 
curated by Christian Malycha
Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys
Kunstmuseum Thun

Billedbarrikader

Sorø Kunstmuseum

BUTTERFLY!

ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj


2022

Summer Exhibition 2022

Royal Academy of Arts, London

Let’s Go

Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp

Peeping Tom

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Prints Prints Prints

Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen


2021

The Essl Collection

Albertina Modern, Vienna

Diversity United Contemporary European Art

Tempelhof Airport, Berlin;
New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Desde el Salón (From the Living Room)

Whitechapel Gallery, London

Human Conditions of Clay

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff;
John Hansard Gallery, Southampton

Subterranean

Amos Rex, Helsinki

Kunst in Puurs

Puurs-Sint-Amands

Arven – efter Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen

Den Frie, Copenhagen


Sophienholm Kunsthal, Lyngby

Touch

Espoo Museum of Modern Art

Tales of Manhattan

Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Imagine

Artzuid, Amsterdam

Huid & Haar

Keramiekmuseum Princessehof, Leeuwarden

The Sky was Blue the Sea was Blue and the Boy was Blue

Victoria Miro, London


2020

Everything Is Personal

Tramps, New York

Gezeichnete Stadt. Arbeiten auf Papier 1945 bis heute

Berlinische Galerie, Berlin


2019

Stains on a Decade: Ten Years at Josh Lilley

Josh Lilley, London

Nordic Impressions: Contemporary Art from Åland, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden

Scandinavia House, New York

Jonathan Meese, Daniel Richter & Tal R: The Men Who Fell from Earth

Espoo Museum of Modern Art

Works on Paper

Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen

Asger Jorn, Per Kirkeby, Tal R

Victoria Miro, London

Christian Holstad, Grayson Perry, Tal R, Betty Woodman

Victoria Miro, Venice

NICO

Institut für moderne Kunst, Nuremberg

Cutting Edge

Museum August Macke Haus, Bonn

Wege Zur Welt

G2 Kunsthalle, Leipzig

GMA XXX AAR

Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen

Der Naïve Krieg

Zentrum für Aktuelle Kunst, Berlin

Party

Tabor Presse Berlin

Kitchen: Siegfried Anzinfer, Herbert Brandl, Arnulf Rainer, Tal R

Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Vienna


2018

The Rubell Family Collection

Kunsthalle zu Kiel

Nordic Impressions: Contemporary Art from Åland, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, 1821–2018

The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.

Detour

Artipelag, Gustavsbergs Sweden

Jonathan Meese, Daniel Richter & Tal R: The Men Who Fell from Earth

Museum Stade

Summer Exhibition 2018

Royal Academy of Art, London


2017

Luther and the Avantgarde

Wittenberg Old Prison

Jonathan Meese, Daniel Richter & Tal R: The Men Who Fell from Earth

Kunstmuseum Holstebro

House Work

Victoria Miro, London

Collage: The Cards Players

Shanghai Gallery of Art


2016

Flowers in Your Hair

Night Gallery at FUSED, San Francisco

Human Animals: The Art of Cobra and its Legacy

University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Summer Exhibition 2016

Royal Academy of Arts, London

Dwellers on the Threshold

STAR Gallery, Beijing

Illumination: New Contemporary Art at Louisiana

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk

Café Pettoresque

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Opslag Nedslag

Den Sorte Diamant, Copenhagen

Human condition

The former Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center, Los Angeles

Viehof Collection, International Contemporary Art

Förderkreis Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

Aby Warburg – Mnemosyne Bilderatlas

Salon 8, Hamburg

Making & Unmaking

Camden Art Centre, London

Alles les Bleus

Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen


2015

Arthur Cravan

Salon 8, Hamburg

Intimacy in Discourse: Unreasonable Sized Paintings

SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York

Eva, Pamela, Victoria...

Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen

L. Quan Healing Arts Centre

Ratio 3, San Francisco

Naturmøder

J.F Willumsen Museum, Frederikssund

Random Sampling: Paintings from Sammlung Goetz

Haus der Kunst, Munich

Tightrope Walk: Painted Images After Abstraction

White Cube, London

Forces in Nature

Victoria Miro, London

Avatar & Atavism

Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

Station to Station

Barbican Center, London

Fire & Forget. On Violence

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

ArtZuid 2015

Apollolaan, Minervalaan and Zuidas, Museumplein, Amsterdam


2014

TILLYKKE MED FØDSELSDAGEN, ASGER JORN!

Galerie Van de Loo, Munich

in farbe! – Figur – Landschaft – Abstraktion

Im H2 Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst im Glaspalast, Augsburg

Little Nemo

Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Vienna

Shades of Black on White

Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen

Front Row

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Portray

Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp

Paperworlds

ME Collectors room Berlin/Olbricht Foundation, travelled to:
Buchheim Museum, Munich

The Age of Small Things

Dodge Gallery, New York


2013

Chicken or Beef?
The Hole, New York

Stargazer

Sven-Harry Art Museum, Stockholm

La Figurazione Inevitabile

Museo Pecci, Prato

Enten Eller

Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen

Either Or

Haus am Waldsee, Berlin

Flora and Friends

Skånes Konstförening

Flora Danica

Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen

Everything and More

Tim van Laere Gallery, Antwerp

Blackbooard – Art from teaching / Learning from Art
Artipelag, Gustavsber

Paper

Saatchi Gallery, London


2012

Kids

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Wunderkammer

Autocenter, Berlin

Other Voices – Other Rooms

Avlskari Gallery, Copenhagen

Tal R, Meese and Richter

Holstebro Kunstmuseum

Pink Caviar: Louisiana’s acquisitions from the collection over the past three years

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek

Rendezvous der Maler II – Malerei an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf von 1986 bis heute

Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

BERLIN TUT GUT!

The 16th Line Gallery, Rostov

LUBOK, Gráfica contemporánea y libros de artistas de Leipzig

Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City

The Magic Flute

Golden Gallery, New York

Sims

Team Gallery, New York


2011

Presentations from the Collection: Cosima von Bonin, Per Kirkeby and Tal R

Magasin III, Stockholm

Projeckt Skagen 2

Lysets Land, Skagen

Woodcuts - From Dürer to Tal R

SMK Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

North by New York: New Nordic Art
American-Scandinavian Foundation, New York

Review / Preview II

Grieder Contemporary, Zurich

LUBOK. Künstlerbücher aus Leipzig

Spendhaus Reutlingen


2010

Blickkontakte. Sammlung SOR Rusche

Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie, Dessau

In the company of Alice

Victoria Miro, London

PHYSICAL

Autocenter, Berlin

Skulpturengarten Villa Schöningen

Villa Schöningen, Potsdam

Thrice Upon a Time

Magasin III, Stockholm


2009

BRANDNEU Ankäufe 2007–2008

Essl Museum, Klosterneuberg

ROOMING IN!

Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad


2008

Schwarze Galle, roter Saft. Aspekte des Melancholischen in der Zeitgenössischen Kunst, b-05

Kunst und Kulturzentrum, Montabaur

Andersens Wohnung two

Andersen S Contemporary, Berlin

Penal Colony

Museum of Art Ein Harod

Abstrakt

Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten

Danskjåvlar – en Svensk kaerlighedserklaering (Danish Bastards – A Swedish Declaration of Love)

Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen


2007

xxs

Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv

Effiges

Stuart Shave Modern Art, London

Return to Form

Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad

Mad Love – Young Art from Danish Private Collections

ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj

Köln Skulptur 4

Cologne sculpture park

The Believers

MASS MoCA, Massachusetts


2006

Mother
(with Jonathan Meese)
Bortolami-Dayan, New York

Naivism in Contemporary Art

ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj

Once Upon a Time in the West – Part One

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

The Kingston Turnpike

Turnpike Gallery, Leigh and Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston Upon Thames

The Triumph of Painting IV

Saatchi Gallery, London


2005

Fairy Tales are Forever
ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

The Triumph of Painting II

Saatchi Gallery, London

Goetz meets Falckenberg

Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg

Mor
(with Jonathan Meese)
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

Shadow Play

Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense

Schnitte/Cuts

Produzentengalerie, Hamburg

Imagination Becomes Reality – Part 1: Expanded Paint Tools

Sammlung Goetz, Munich

Baby Shower

Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen


2004

New Blood

Saatchi Gallery, London

Huts
, curated by Tal R
The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

Stay Positive

Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan

Extended Painting

Victoria Miro, London

Leipzig in Hamburg – Das Neue Museum der bildenden Kunste in Leipzig

Produzentengalerie, Hamburg

Helmut Federle – A Nordic
View and Kunst Stoff
Galerie nachst St. Stephan, Vienna


2003

Go Johnny Go – The Electric Guitar, Art and Myth
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna


2002

The Galleries Show

Royal Academy of Arts, London

Carnegie Art Award

Konstakademien, Stockholm

Ars Fennica

Henna and Pertti Niemistö Art Foundation, Helsinki

Stop for a moment – Painting as Presence

Wäino Aaltonen Museum Museum of Art, Turku and ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishoj


2001

Artists from Berlin, Los Angeles and New York

Victoria Miro Gallery, London

Works on paper from Acconci to Zittel

Victoria Miro Gallery, London

TAKE OFF 20:01

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

Xanadu

Forumbox, Helsinki


2000

Organising Freedom - Nordic Art of the 90's

Moderna Museet, Stockholm;
Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

Painterly, 11th Vilnius Painting Triennial

Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius

Duchamps Suitcase

Arnolfini, Bristol

Fuori Uso 2000 / The Bridges

Associazione Culturale Arte Nova, Pescara


1999

Cities on the Move

Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Humlebaek

Scorpio Rising

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

Expansive og optimistike Øjeblikke

Rhisom, Aarhus, Denmark

Big Red

Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen

Gallery Swap - Contemporary Fine Arts at Sadie Coles HQ

Sadie Coles HQ, London

Proms IV

Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense


1998

The White Loop, Part of “Archipelago“

Fos & Kaspar Bonnén, Søhistorisk Museum, Stockholm

Momentum

Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss

Couples

Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen

Nordic Nomad

White Columns, New York


1997

90’ modernisme

Den Frie, Copenhagen

Frisk-o

Kørners Kontor, Copenhagen

Korn Maj Du Søde Milde

Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen

Louisiana udstillingen

Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Humlebaek


1996

Coming Up

Stalke Kunsthandel, Copenhagen

Smile Now, Cry Later

Turbinehallerne, Copenhagen

Update

Turbinehallerne, Copenhagen

Charlottenborgs Efterarsudstilling, Det Nye Kvarter

Fos & Kaspar Bonnén, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen


1995

The Grand Las Vegas Opening

Las Vegas, Copenhagen

Maleri efter Maleri

Kastrupgardsamlingen, Copenhagen


1992

Flag

Hollerups Kunsthandel, Copenhagen

Hvis det var dig der kom til et fremmed sted, Tombola

Fos & Kaspar Bonnén, Aarhus Festuge, Aarhus

Carnegie Art Award - Nordic Painting

Konstakademien, Stockholm, travelled to:
Sophienholm, Lyngby;
Stenersenmuseet, Oslo;
Helsingin Taidehalli, Helsinki;
Listasafn Islands, Reykjavik

Nordic Nomads

White Columns, New York

It all began in the seventies

Mishkan Le’Omanut - Museum of Art, Ein Harod
 

Videos


Publications


Tal R: Rose See

Exhibition Poster
2024

€ 15.00 € 12.00

Selected Press


The Art Newspaper January 2021

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Apollo Magazine July 2019

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This is Tomorrow Magazine January 2018

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The Quietus June 2017

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Collectors Agenda September 2016

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AnOther Magazine March 2016

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The Crossings Magazine August 2015

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