Contextual research about how an artist displays their work


Artists can display there work as a set of claims and arrangements by placing paintings in series or juxtaposing with installations/ sculptures. For example Adam Linder ‘Some Strands of Support’ Liverpool Tate

Ernst Wilhelm Ney, Documenta 3 Kassel 1964

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The curator took the decision to hang the paintings on the ceiling, creating a new dynamic.



Paintings can be displayed along side quotations or factual information to add context. E.g Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam


  • Like a dictionary; information is collected, rational and ordered. Linda Feregni-Nadler, The Hidden Mother, 2013Related image
  •  Like a map; information is dispersed, the viewer has to navigate around the space and find links. Marinus Boezem, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, 2017
  • Like a magazine; principals of one room differ from the principals of another. Pockets of interest. Tobias Rehberger, Presently, 2016 Image result for tobias rehberger presently 2016

An exhibition is an argument, so what is the relation between space, support and object?

Artists such as Constantin Brancusi and Rebecca Warren have highlighted the issues associated with the plinth in their work. Brancusi’s sculptures incorporate white cube plinths so that the support cannot be separated from the art work. e.g Eileen Lane, 1923

Rebecca Warren, The Living, 2013 featured painted plinths which stops the viewer from ignoring them.


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