What’s an artifact, what’s an artwork, what’s a prop, what’s decoration, what’s disposable — these are questions that Aguilar has taken up with great enthusiasm.
With A Lion for Every House at the Art Institute of Chicago, Floating Museum riffs wildly on the art rental programs of some museums.
In Nadav Assor and Tirtza Even’s film Chronicle of a Fall, on immigrant cultural workers in the US, there is no singular, stable view of anything.
Artists Selina Trepp, Leslie Baum, and Diane Christiansen repurpose their own and others’ creations into new artworks.
An ingenious arrangement can engender awareness of spatial relationships, provide a much-needed sense of order, or offer purely aesthetic mysteries.