‘Museum Hours’ subtly, masterfully regards life as art
Representative art requires a certain amount of unpacking in order to be thoroughly appreciated. If it’s a contemporary piece, it usually benefits from a discussion about how it fits into modern culture and perhaps trying to name the world leaders (or celebrities) being alluded to. In the case of a historical piece, a little digging helps put things in context of social, economic and technological norms for the era. Sometimes you actually have to ask: Is that a pipe?
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