A reflection on the impulse to save both the most precious and the apparently valueless, it brings together a variety of imaginary museums, personal collections, and unusual assemblages, revealing the devotion with which artists, collectors, scholars, and hoarders have created sanctuaries for endangered images and artifacts.
In surveying varied techniques of display, the exhibition also reflects on the function and responsibility of museums within multiple economies of desire. As the specter of iconoclasm continues to resurface in current events, “The Keeper” presents the complex lives of images and objects that have escaped a tragic end.
Date: July 20th – September 25th, 2016
Opening hours: 11:00 – 18:00 (Till 21:00 on Thursday)
Closed on Monday and Tuesday
Place: New Museum
Address: 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
Tel: +1 (212) 219 1222
Admission: General Admission 16USD, Seniors 14USD, Students 10USD, 18 and under Free
Text: Aya Shomura