Fred Wilson’s museum interventions

Beginning in the early 1990s, Fred Wilson shook the museum world with his artistic interventions. At the Maryland Historical Society, he used the conventions of the the museum itself to comment on race, with startling juxtapositions such as 19th century armchairs displayed with slave shackles and a whipping post amongst finely crafted woodwoorking. His work uncovers inherent cultural biases and disrupts the more traditional way many Americans understand museums. Related ideas: Wilson's repurposing of racist kitsch: https://youtu.be/CKyxA-Xw55E Wilson's strange collections: https://youtu.be/k1hrrIpCJbI Should art be political? https://youtu.be/aVp-ZXPu3gk Deconstructing museums: https://youtu.be/efbSTM9aiYM

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