Sunday, September 4, 2016

Contradiction on Display

Chairs are designed to be sat upon, so putting them on display in museums can be a bit fraught. There's a well-known example from the Minneapolis Institute of Art in the year 2000, when a visitor sat in a 16th-century chair and destroyed it.

I visited that museum (now called Mia) over the weekend and saw several chairs with ribbons across their seats to indicate they were not meant for sitting anymore.

I also so this:

What else can you do when you want to display something that's designed to say "touch me"?

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