The Viewing Project: Wondering about Space

December 22, 2009-June 20, 2010

There are many ways in which artists create space, use space or play with space. In this room we’ve grouped together works of art that communicate concepts of space. A flat, two-dimensional image doesn’t occupy much physical space, but it can function almost like a window does, presenting a view that seems to extend beyond its frame. The more we look at an image, the more open we may become to suggestions of space and distance in minimal shapes and lines. A sculpture placed in a room can also make us see the surrounding space in a new way. We invite you to take some time in this Viewing Project installation to explore space in art and art in space.

The Viewing Project is a three-year series of small-scale installations designed to offer visitors creative and enjoyable experiences with objects from the IMA's permanent collection. Although themes vary, the main goals of all Viewing Project installations remain constant: to encourage active looking, to support visitor creativity and engagement, and to present objects from the permanent collection in new ways. Over the next two years you’ll see new installations of the Viewing Project in the Alliance Gallery, located on Gallery Level 1. We invite you to visit our signature piece for The Viewing Project, Bill Viola’s The Quintet of the Silent, located on Gallery Level 3.

Funded in part by a generous grant from ART MENTOR FOUNDATION LUCERNE and support from Wayne Zink.

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