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).