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May 25, 2011 7:31 AM   Subscribe

"Collections wrap bare objects with cultural identity." Smithsonian archivist turned assemblage artist Tracy Hicks finds the seam between two things I didn't think were related -- dispassionate taxonomy and artistic whims. You can catch Hicks' installation at the American Association of Museums conference showing his interpretation of the future of museums (if by "future" you mean a Lovecraftian dystopia.)

I saw him at the AAM's Future of Museums Conference. Thought he was interesting. That is all.
posted by cross_impact (1 comment total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
I've never heard the term "Lovecraftian dystopia" before. Is that what happens after the Great Old Ones rise up, and mankind becomes free and wild, beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside and all men shouting and killing and revelling in joy?

Or am I thinking of Kerouac now?
posted by Stagger Lee at 8:17 AM on May 25, 2011


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