By Wendy How do you build a strong collection of contemporary art? When Trevor Schoonmaker arrived at the Nasher Museum in summer 2006, he quickly learned that the contemporary collection barely existed. The museum had no endowment fund for acquisitions. This was an exciting–and daunting–opportunity. As curator of contemporary art, [...]
By Wendy When we find a contemporary artist whose work we love, it’s pretty exciting. We want to get to know the artist’s history and try to see everything they’re making now. Here in New York during Armory week, it’s like looking for faces of friends in a huge crowd. [...]
The words “negro sunshine” will stretch 22 feet across the front of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, starting March 10.
A smaller version, about five feet wide, will be spelled out in backlit, black-painted neon letters in a gallery at the Nasher Museum, in an exhibition opening March 10. A week later, another edition of this work of art, made by New York artist Glenn Ligon, will be on view at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not.
By Jerstin A few questions are still on my mind regarding the insightful artist talk on Tuesday at the Nasher Museum by Fred Wilson. So, I thought I would throw them out onto the blog. You never know. Fred obviously does a great deal of curating and organization of data [...]
By Elisabeth Redmond Fred Wilson’s work in museums is about context and sending a deliberate message. Whether he is arranging objects in spaces or creating artwork labels, Wilson asks the questions that museums might not ask themselves. In his lecture at the Nasher Museum last night, he talked about his [...]
By Michelle Cho Fred Wilson is not a typical artist. He takes other artists’ work and manipulates the way it is organized in a museum setting. He considers curatorial practices of museums in his exhibitions and projects. He encourages visitors to explore beyond the representations of art as museums present [...]