“A Traveling Exhibition”

 

“A Traveling Exhibition” was a year-long show in several iterations which traveled from the east coast of the US to the west coast. The first iteration took place while in residency at Bennington College in Bennington, VT, in November of 2016. During my residency, I chose to use the stipend I received for purchasing materials to move the entire contents of my Brooklyn storage unit to the Usdan Gallery at Bennington College. Instead of participating in the physical labor traditionally associated with making an artwork, I put my labor into the complex logistical task of moving a huge readymade artwork out of storage and into a far-away gallery space, all within the arbitrary budget allotted to me. My initial idea with the artwork was to draw attention to the often invisible administrative labor of art-making and organizing, which often falls to women, who are more likely to hold administrative roles in museums than men. Over the five-week period of “gallery sitting” the show and interacting with the students, faculty, and staff at Bennington College, the work took on a life of its own.

 

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