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Joe Moss
Date: American sculptor, 1933–2018
Biography: A professor of art at the University of Delaware for close to thirty years, Joe Moss was internationally known for his sound sculpture. His work references the simple, industrial, geometric forms of minimalist sculpture of the 1960s and incorporates the element of sound through the engineering of sound-reflecting arcs and angles. The results are large-scale, interactive, outdoor sculptures that invite visual and acoustic participation. As a public figure, Joe Moss was known for his defense of artistic freedom and achieved minor notoriety in Wilmington due to his defense of Andres Serrano's "Piss Christ." A graduate of West Virginia University, Moss also taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Advanced Visual Studies.