Untitled

 
Artist
Creation date
Materials
leather, wood, feathers, stoneware, plastic laminate
Dimensions
51 3/8 x 94 x 15 3/4 in.
Credit line
Henry F. and Katherine D. DeBoest Memorial Fund
Accession number
1990.57
Collection
Currently On View

Haim Steinbach locates and re-presents found objects. Here, he has placed an African mask, a Pol Bury box, and Indiana stoneware from the IMA's permanent collection on a wedge-shaped shelf.

Although the display is non-hierarchical, on a shelf that appears without nuance or artistry, one cannot help but ask the questions: Who has made this shelf? How have these objects been selected and ordered? Untitled equates objects that might otherwise be unrelated, and challenges the ways that museums create and uphold taxonomies.

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