For two years, The Record has spun the Nasher Museum right around. The exhibition is currently winding down at the final venue, the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, where it’s on view through October 6. We are enjoying every last revolution on the turntable, including a new review of the catalogue edited by curator Trevor Schoonmaker, in Scratched Vinyl.
Writes Alyx Vesey: It’s the blending of histories and hagiographies that make “The Record” such a dense, affective read. All texts are polysemous. Records can be polyphonic too. By incorporating a variety of different voices, perspectives, and interests, “The Record” is at once accessible to those new to crate-digging but would be a home in any aficionado’s collection. But here’s hoping at least a few readers deconstruct or repurpose the book to facilitate the creation of their own art. Because what good is media if it just sits and gathers dust on your shelf?