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Manual, a journal about art and its making. Storage. Manual 13 opens with an introduction by Fred Wilson, who confides, “You can look at all the opulence on display in a museum and begin to understand that something nefarious might be behind it. Storage, for me, is where the action is.” "Museums usually make choices for viewers, their curators presenting what they think most important within a category. They can be so good at doing this that visitors sometimes don’t realize there’s anything else to see: they don’t realize the nature of the decisions behind an exhibition, and they accept that the elites have made a judgment about which shoe is the shoe to see. Visitors can learn about what’s great, but they don’t necessarily consider the process of discernment."–– Fred Wilson
The RISD Museum’s thirteenth issue of Manual unpacks the idea and reality of storage—objects museums don’t put on view, works made as containers of various sorts, and more metaphorical considerations about how meanings and narratives are stored. This issue serves as a companion to the Raid the Icebox Now series of exhibitions on view at the RISD Museum through November 2020, in which nine contemporary artists and design collectives use the museum and its collections as a site for critical creative production and presentation. Raid the Icebox Now marks the 50th anniversary of Raid the Icebox 1 with Andy Warhol, held in 1970 at the RISD Museum. Softcover, 120 pages. Published Fall/Winter 2019 by the RISD Museum. Manual 13 (Storage) contributors include: Christina Alderman, Issac M. Alderman, A.H. Jerriod Avant, Hannah Carlson, Wai Yee Chiong, John Dunnigan, Maria Morris Hambourg, David Hartt, Elaine Tyler May, Claire McCardell, Denise Murrell, Ingrid Schaffner, Holly Shaffer, Tanya Sheehan, John W. Smith, Mimi Smith, Sassan Tabatabai, Allen Wexler, and Fred Wilson.
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, Rhode Island
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Ganz Blythe,, Sarah Editor-in-Chief; Pickworth,, Amy Editor; Alderman, Christina; Alderman, Isaac M.; Avant, A.H. Jerriod; Bird, Matthew; Carlson, Hannah; Chiong, Wai Yee; Dunnigan, John; Hambourg, Maria Morris; Hartt, David; May, Elaine Tyler; McCardell, Claire; Murrell, Denise; Schaffner, Ingrid; Schaffer, Holly; Sheehan, Tanya; Smith, John W.; Smith, Mimi; Tabatabai, Sassan; Wexler, Allan; and Wilson, Fred, "Manual / Issue 13 / Storage" (2019). Journals. 40.
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