Whether for the presence of sensitive content, insurance and loan terms, or matters of conservation, the signage displayed in cultural institutions is meant to mediate viewers’ experiences. This series employs the language and communicative structures from such signage in an effort to examine and question their guidance and direction. If art is something truly subjective, what is to be said for the employment of these signs in order to preface – or limit – one’s experience?
These works are shown in the sort of aluminum snap-frames, floor stands, and table-top displays often found in cultural institutions. These supports are designed to allow for content to be quickly exchanged as collection works go out on loan, galleries close for exhibition turnover, and works with sensitive content are installed. And just like the supports they are displayed in, the works adapt to the context in which they are presented, depending on the standard print format, content, or language of the region and exhibition.