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Critical Assembly: Art Encounters the Bomb's Birth
Friday, October 31, 2003; 4:18 PM

With actual equipment acquired from the lab that created the first atom bomb, local artist Jim Sanborn created his one-room installation "Critical Assembly," on view at the Corcoran through Jan. 26, 2004. In a recent visit to the show, Washington Post art critic Blake Gopnik experienced the power and perversity of the artist's haunting work.

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