The Field Museum of Art

From Rhizome Artbase
mark cooley
2007
Description

The field museum of art
This museum, its exhibitions, the artists, the art are all fictions - as it is with all museums, exhibitions, artists and art. This particular fiction is constructed as a sort of museum mash-up wherein a Fine Art Museum is constructed on the bones of a decayed Natural History Museum site - specifically Chicago's Field Museum was used as a template - http://www.fieldmuseum.org. The Field Museum of Art site provides a stage for performing romantic and modernist attitudes toward this concept we call nature and for tracing how this concept - nature - and the living things and planetary systems it's tied to, are changing in response to media and communications technologies. Of particular interest is the relationship between hyperreality and species extinction - investigating that relationship and marking out the real differences between a pulsing LED and a pulsing vein are primary concerns of The Field Museum of Art.

mark cooley
18 June 2007
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2007
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18 June 2007
mark cooley