Exhibition:
"Visitor's Alcove for Blast: The Spatial Drive and The Pocket Dictionary of Spatial Drives"
Date
September 27 1992 - January 3 1993
Description

"Through the '80s and increasingly in the '90s, a configurative type of art has been appearing that combines the qualities of site-specificity with those of the discrete art object, yet is distinct from both. It is neither determined by its site, nor closed off from its surroundings; it is structured both in terms of an internal system of relations, and through the relations it establishes between itself and the site or sites in which it is installed . . . Along with the site, it embraces the viewer as a crucial, mobile component, an integral aspect of a variable system of spatial relations—for the system alters as the viewer moves. Emphasizing the peripatetic nature of art 'viewing,' along with the function of context in providing a frame, the art work seems to reside in the layered and shifting perceptual relations between configured objects, the viewer, and elements of the space itself."

New Museum curator
Exhibition
Copyright
Courtesy the artist and New Museum, New York
Identifier
1512