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Dispatch from the BMA

Glittery. Glossy. Gaudy. People will find many ways to describe the Blanton Museum of Art’s upcoming show, Recovering Beauty: The 1990s in Buenos Aires. All together, I think it’s a fabulous and exciting collection of art from this period. This exhibition holds a special place for me since it was the first one I worked on extensively, including writing essays for the catalog.

The show opens on Sunday, February 20th and yesterday I got a sneak peek at the installation process. Here are some photos that illustrate the complex exercise of arranging the artworks. There’s a logic to their placement and since there’s an infinite way to organize¬† works of art it’s up to the curator to determine how they’ll be shown — thematically, by artist, etc. It’s also important to make sure the walls and spaces achieve a visual balance. I highly recommend visiting the museum to see how the final installation turns out (admission is free for current UT faculty, students, and staff).

RB 90s Installation at the BMA

RB 90s Installation at the BMA

RB 90s Installation at the BMA

RB 90s Installation at the BMA

RB 90s Installation at the BMA

RB 90s Installation at the BMA

RB 90s Installation at the BMA

RB 90s Installation at the BMA

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February 12, 2011 | | By Doris | Comments Off

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