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stack of benches

Call to order at the Barnes – Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, Fred Wilson

[Roberta goes to the press preview of the Barnes’s new contemporary art exhibit and says The Order of Things gives you lots to ponder about collecting and presenting art.  Also it’s a lot of fun. –the artblog editors] Three artists, Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff and Fred Wilson, were called to the Barnes.  The charge:  Interpret Dr. Barnes’s idiosyncratic way of hanging art, the “ensembles” he invented to weave together his collection by conscious placement of works that have unintentional allegiances; and respond to it. The result: The Order of Things, up until August 3.  Three wonderful and inventive installations commissioned by ... More » »

Brian Wallace at our interview at Bryn Mawr College, Dec. 4, 2012

Brian Wallace on curating at Bryn Mawr College – an artblog radio podcast

Brian Wallace knows a lot about academic institutions. He’s worked for a number of them. Now, as Curator and Academic Liaison for Art and Artifacts at Bryn Mawr College, he is organizing exhibits and learning about the vast holdings of the College. Brian’s first exhibit at Bryn Mawr, Docu-Commencement (ended Dec. 14) commissioned four artists to create work on the theme of graduation. In organizing the exhibit, the curator worked with Public Safety officers and staff in other departments, all of whom were very happy to be introduced to the contemporary art that resulted from the project. Brian is a ... More » »