The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860–1989 (January 30–April 19, 2009)
As a part of this exhibition, the curators have set up a room dedicated to John Cage’s work. Sev had mentioned Cage’s silent piano piece 4:33 and Nam June Paik’s installation Cage within a Cage (or something close to that title) is being exhibited with Cage ‘performing’ this piece. On three of the walls there is an installation of Cage’s works on paper that have been assembled using a technique that he composed where the pieces and postioned are determined by chance dynamics. This all came to mind when we were talking last class about different ways of displaying art objects, and how certain ideas on fetish and categorization translate into the ways we see things displayed in art institutions.
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