The art of athletic competition

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Photo by Tim Schoon.

A work of video art combining film footage of University of Iowa student athletes and abstract, vibrantly colored animated images greets visitors to the newly renovated Carver-Hawkeye Arena, the home of UI athletics teams. The video art is the work of a New York City artist whose work is also represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The video art, titled Going the Distance, was created by Susan Kaprov and chosen for Carver-Hawkeye Arena by the UI Art on Campus Committee as part of the Art in State Buildings Program. That program, approved by the Iowa General Assembly, requires spending one half of 1 percent of the total cost of state building projects for fine art to be displayed in those buildings.

Kaprov talks about her work in the video below:

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