Friday, March 18, 2011

Why Do TAM Exhibitions Last For Six Weeks?
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 each day during an eleven-day period. This is day three. Scroll down the blog to see past related posts.

Here's today's question and answer --

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

Max Presneill: We look at how many shows we can do in a year, what shows we really want to do, the time it will take to deinstall one, prep the spaces back into a ‘new’ condition and then install the next show (we have a 3-week turnaround time which is very fast for a museum), making sure that the run of each is long enough so that anyone who wants to see it has time enough to get around to doing so. We do not keep them up as long as some museums because we feel that those who are interested have probably seen it by the end of a show and that our audience is by then looking forward to our next opening, or so I hope, J.

Coming tomorrow: What's the greatest compliment and greatest insult you've received during What's New, Pussycat?