Gallery Talk: Medium is the Message
Join the Cantor’s assistant curator of American art, Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander, as she discusses the current exhibition The Medium Is the Message: Art since 1950. Featuring a wide range of work from the Cantor’s collection, the show explores the relationship between subject, content, and the materials that informed each object’s production. Viewed collectively, these works suggest that an exploration of medium is one way of challenging dominant discourses around art, culture, and history.
IMAGE: Titus Kaphar (U.S.A., b. 1976), Page 4 of Jefferson’s “Farm Book,” January 1774, Goliath, Hercules, Jupiter, Gill, Fanny, Ned, Sucky, Frankey, Gill, Nell, Bella, Charles, Jenny, Betty, June, Toby, Duna (sic), Cate, Hannah, Rachael, George, Ursula, George, Bagwell, Archy, Frank, Bett, Scilla, ? , 2, 2018. Oil on canvas on support panel. © Titus Kaphar. Palmer Gross Ducommun Fund, 2018.102