Much of the work in the exhibition was interactive, as well. For Yoko Onos Time to Tell Your Love, visitors were photographed expressing themselves in the gallery, and were given a small glass prism to take home. Gonzalez-Torress Untitled (Ross in L.A.), a 175-pound pile of candy in a gallery corner, dwindled as visitors took them and ate them in the galleries, memorializing the artists partner Ross Laycock, who died of AIDS.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Visual Art and Artists Acklands More Love, Nashers Mutu receive national honors
Posted by Chris Vitiello @chrisvitiello on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 5:28 AM
Its the rare museum exhibition that makes you cry or blows your mind, but we are getting used to them here. Word is getting out about it, too. The Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) recognized a pair of 2013 shows at UNC-Chapel Hills Ackland Art Museum and Dukes Nasher Museum of Art in their annual Awards for Excellence last month.
The emotionally moving group exhibition More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s, guest curated for the Ackland by Claire Schneider, an independent curator based in Buffalo, and the stunning mid-career retrospective Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey, curated by the Nashers Trevor Schoonmaker, took honorable mentions in their respective categories. The AAMC divides award categories based on museums operating budgets.