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A Collection of Stranger Things

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posted on 2020-03-06, 00:00 authored by Patrick Pound
A Collection of Stranger Things

History

Location

Mornington Penninsula Regional Gallery

Start date

2020-03-06

End date

2020-04-26

Language

eng

Research statement

'A Collection of Stranger Things' was a major installation across two gallery spaces of the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. The collection-based artwork installation placed Pound's collection-based artworks in correspondence with the collections of the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. The exhibition was commissioned to mark 30 years of the gallery's collection. The exhibition which saw the museums objects recategorised according to collection constraints imposed by Pound rethought how objects might be made to hold and express ideas differently in a historical and contemporary museum collection context, thus challenging museum and collection practices and proposing the new idea that things might be rethought by applying collection constraints that repurposed things, giving them new and unexpected meanings. Pound positions the collection as a medium, asking us to re-examine and rethink objects that had become set in their ways. The exhibition of hundreds of objects under several collection constraints pressed visitors to rethink objects that we had come to think of in certain defined ways. Positioning the collection as a medium this Non traditional research generates new concepts, methodologies, inventions and understandings that have implications for collection and curation practices as well for creative arts installation and display practices.

Publication classification

JO1 Original Creative Works – Visual Art Work

Scale

NTRO Major

Extent

5 colour photographs

Event

Mornington Penninsula Regional Gallery, 30 year Collection Anniversary.

Publisher

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

Place of publication

Melbourne, Vic.

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