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A-B Projects Studio Sessions Jan 2024: Pedestal Problems
It’s a habit of mine to take a lot of images when I visit exhibitions to document the art on display. In part, I’m enacting the care that I hope others will take while viewing my own work. I’m also taking visual notes to help me remember what and how I’ve seen. I rarely feel as if I’ve had enough time to spend with the art, the space, and the wall text, so its an exercise in recollection. This habit extends outside of the art gallery whenever I see a potential reference for my studio practice. Here’s a mix of photos taken with an iPhone over the years, and a few links that relate to the broader subject of display. 

I’d like to thank Nicole Seisler for the invitation and Alexis Brunkow, Holly Coley, E.C. Comstock, Rebecca Elves, Ana Henton, Andy Li, Emma Logan, Al Oliva, Alex Simpson, and Kate Strachan for four weeks of conversing/working together at A-B Projects. (this project page is continuously under construction)

Risers within Encasements on Pedestals on a Platform 
1-8: Ron Nagle, Handsome Drifter, BAMPFA

Point of View 
1-3: Vincent Fecteau, Wattis Institute

1. Victoria & Albert Museum
2. Metropolitan Museum of Art
3. Brooklyn Museum
4. Museum of Natural History
5. MoMA 
6. The Israel Museum

Invisible Armatures
2. Asian Art Museum
3-4. Legion of Honor 

Protective Measures
1. Kristen Morgin, Hammer Museum
2. Isamu Noguchi, The Noguchi Museum
3. Kondo Takahiro, Asian Art Museum
4. Erica Mahinay, Hammer Museum

Monument to Nameless Sacred Remains Sleeping in the Boat of Memory, 1998-2002, Mu Tsan, Mixed media, Collection of KMFA 

On the Floor
Liz Larner, SculptureCenter
Gabriel Chaile, New Museum 
Anna Sew Hoy, SFMoMa
Sahar Khoury, Rebecca Camacho Presents
Michael Dean, South London Gallery
Raven Halfmoon, Steve Turner 
Dolores Furtado, MoMA PS1

On the Wall
Liz Larner, SculptureCenter
Erin Jane Nelson, New Museum
Jim Melchert, Gallery 16
Manal Kara

Pedestal Permutations
Gala Porras Kim, Fowler Museum
Clay Pop, Jeffrey Deitch 
Evgeny Antuflev
Rose B Simpson, BAMPFA
Sarah Lucas, New Museum 
Nicki Green, BAMPFA
Ruby Neri, BAMPFA
Taipei National University of the Arts 
Victoria & Albert Museum
The Whitney Museum
Maryam Yousif, The Pit 
Ken Price, Matthew Marks
Rose P. Simpson

Low Riser
Ana Mendieta
Sterling Ruby
Isamu Noguchi
Wangechi Mutu
Arthur Simms, Karma 
Kang Seung Lee, Hammer Museum
Architecture Exhibition, Centro Centro 
Richard Deacon, Tate Britain
El Anatsui, Cantor Arts Center

Jumana Manna, Break, Take, Erase, Tally

Nicole Eisenman, Procession, 2019, mixed media installation, Whitney Museum 

Meret Oppenheim, MoMa

Something Else

Tamara Arroyo, Pura calle, Centro Centro



The Display as a Medium
Stephanie Syjuco, The Berlin Wall
Kamrooz Aman, Ancient Through Modern...
Gala Porras-Kim: Containment & Framing 

The Expansive Pedestal
Tania Bruguera, Tatlin’s Whisper #5
Tania Bruguera, Tatlin’s Whisper #6 (Havana version)