Thursday, March 17, 2011

How TAM decides what artwork goes where?
Should Kristin Klosterman's piece be alone?
Today's Question for TAM's Max Presneill

TAM's exhibition, What's New, Pussycat? closed March 6, 2011. TAM's next exhibition, Gateway Japan, is as of this writing, scheduled to open March 26, 2011. (Hopes and thoughts.)

During The Time Between Shows (see this link for more information, please
), this blog checked in with TAM's curator and director Max Presneill.

We'll be presenting one question and one answer during an-eleven day period. This is day two. See the post above for day one.

Here's today's question and answer --

Jeremy Rosenberg: The Kristin Klosterman piece -- before the show opened, you were discussing with artists and your staff and volunteers whether or not to try and fit a second artwork in that specially-built room your team prepared as a four-walled space within the larger gallery space.

You decided not to house that additional artwork there, I gather. What happened to that other work? And are you happy with the decision?

(Full disclosure, that's my second-favorite piece in the show, after the Claudia Morse code work -- think the Klosterman looks perfect as is.)

Max Presneill: It actually was a collaboration between Kristin and Laddie John Dill. He placed his neon tubes in sand on the floor – it was these elements that lit up the paintings of Kristin. We decided that only their joint project would be featured in that space so as to avoid any confusion about the collab work and to allow a perceptual experience that was not interfered with by other works.

Tomorrow: What factors go into deciding the duration of this -- or any -- TAM exhibition? Why six weeks in this case?