Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Frances Bowen - Defining Practices

Untitled (2012) Plastic picnicware

The conventions of the museum are such that whether an artifact is a commercially produced plastic picnic cup or a rare Ming vase it will receive the same treatment. It may be displayed in a vitrine, its provenance described and taxonomy established alongside other objects. It will be handled in a way that will protect and preserve it. The white cotton gloves will be employed for both.

To touch, to mark, to burn, to scrape and to make patterns is to challenge these conventions.

Detail of Untitled

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