A Confederacy of Heretics: Gallery talk (April 5, 2013)

Eric Owen Moss and the three Confederacy of Heretics curators–Ewan Branda, Todd Gannon, and Andrew Zago–discuss the relationship between the content of the work and the design of its presentation. Discussing after-the-fact historical labels, and the challenge of communicating the relevance of the work to present-day audiences, Gannon argues that their concept of the show was exploratory, and non-didactic. Moss characterizes the atmosphere out of which the work evolved as politically-aware, but neither adversarial nor calculated. Zago argues that one of the exhibit’s strengths is it’s deliberate smallness–that it’s more a studio visit, and avoids putting textual frames around the work.




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