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This large-scale sculpture, part of an ongoing series titled International Institute of Intellectual Cooperation, imagines encounters between a wide-ranging group of thinkers. The series takes its name from an intellectual advisory body founded in the 1920s to provide counsel to the United Nations. Like the eponymous institute, Macuga’s series spans histories and disciplines, and includes artists, philosophers, mathematicians, and spiritualists—all of whom have influenced our understanding of the complexities of human nature. Each configuration in turn proposes a trans-historical conversation between those who have contributed to similar topics of thought across various moments in time.