Fred Wilson

Fred Wilson

Through the Glass Darkly: The Silent Message of the Museum

In the 1990s Fred Wilson garnered international acclaim for his interventions into museum collections and modes of display. For the past 25 years, his work has critically examined questions of representation as it relates to the canon of art history and cultural institutions. Wilson discusses his recent work in bronze and glass, which investigates the symbolism and meaning of the color black. Inspired by historic design, art, and literature, these works are both baroque and minimal and speak to contemporary issues.

In conjunction with Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology.


View photos from the event here.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
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