Peter Berg: Labyrinths

Peter Berg (1948-1997) was known for his maze-like sculptural installations that moved in and out of existing architecture with discreet presence. Fabricated from standard building materials, Berg’s constructions of wood, sheetrock, spackle and paint often merged with their surroundings, sprouting walls, plinths, winding passageways, and rooms with no obvious entry points… … Read More Peter Berg: Labyrinths

Estraño – Stranger Things

The strangeness of everyday objects provides endless fascination for artists. This experience of unsettling familiarity—or what Sigmund Freud called “the uncanny”—has taken many forms throughout history. The Greeks and Romans painted murals of windows and hallways to expand their rooms, a technique later known as tromp-l’oeil from the French term meaning to deceive the eye.… Read More Estraño – Stranger Things

The Art of Collecting

Museum collections are alive. Like the culture around them, they grow and change, responding to new ideas and new circumstances ranging from iPhones to ISIS. The culture engine never stops, and likewise the collecting museum feels an urgency to reflect how the world is changing around it. By acquiring new objects…… Read More The Art of Collecting