The ‘Other White Cube’: The curatorial dimensions of refrigerator displays | Arts & Culture
Everyone is a collector. Some people collect fine art and others collect bellybutton lint (it’s true). The Pima County Public Library is offering a twist on the standard presentation and offers up ‘The Other White Cube Project’.
Many books, projects, and exhibitions have focused on what people collect but not on how they display their items.
The Other White Cube Project explores one venue on which many people gather, arrange, and share their collections – on the refrigerator. Functioning as mini-museums, refrigerators display objects of value, from wedding photographs to children’s drawings. Even the seemingly unimportant items, like take-out menus and appointment reminders, say a lot about a person’s life, personality, and interests. With 99.5 percent of the population owning at least one, the refrigerator is the most popular and widely used exhibition space in the United States, and likely elsewhere. This quirky exhibition explores the curatorial dimensions of refrigerators across the United States through a photographic series, installed refrigerator displays, and cultural ephemera.
WHEN: April 1 – 30
WHERE: Joel D. Valdez Main Library
For more information, visit: www.theotherwhitecube.com or twitter @otherwhitecube