Erik Göngrich: Renaissance Texas – Strategies How to Create a Sculptural Memory

Renaissance Texas confronts one of the first (semi-)public exhibition spaces, a studiolo, which was developed by Francesco di Medici in 16th century Florence to present and discuss art works and scientific objects of interest with his guests, and the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, a contemporary art museum based its founder’s, Donald Judd’s, conceptions. The specific intention of Chinati is to preserve and present to the public permanent large-scale installations by a limited number of artists. Equipped with two boxes of images, Göngrich will distribute photographs he took in relation to both topics amongst the audience members to initiate a conversation about the spaces in which artists want to work and exhibit, and how sculpture translates memory in three-dimensional public space.

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