BBC Questions How to Separate Artists’ Dark Pasts from Their Work

June 13th, 2017

Stephen Frears Prick up Your Ears, via BBCAn article in the BBC questions how a museum may shape the perception of an artist’s work by including dark details from their past in the exhibition itself, pointing to a recent show in London where the museum includes details of an artist’s murder and suicide, and asking how these power dynamics might play out in various situations.  The piece also points to the controversy surrounding Carl Andre’s work, who was acquitted of the death of artist Ana Mendieta, but whose work is still the subject of fierce protest as a result of her unsolved death.

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