"One Thing after Another: A Serial Approach to Art": with museum guide Michelle Alumkal
Inspired by the museum building’s history as a converted factory, art historian Michelle Alumkal leads a walk through the collection and current exhibitions, examining the themes of repeated form, methods of serial production, and the viewer's role in the art experience.
Reservations not required.
About the Tour
Naturally lit with rows of skylights and long, high walls of gridded windows, Dia:Beacon offers visitors an extended field of viewing where art, architecture, and landscape present themselves clearly. The connection between the museum building’s history as a converted factory and works on view that feature a repetition of forms serves as a starting point for this tour of the collection and current exhibitions. How does the viewer navigate work that one artist called “a get-in get-out situation” or understand the work of another who declared that, “irrational thoughts should be followed absolutely and logically”? What are some of the techniques of serial production on exhibit and what is the viewer's role in the art experience? Art historian Michelle Alumkal discusses artist and viewer strategies.
About the Guide
An interest in collaboration between artists of different disciplines, particularly the visual and performing arts and literature, has been at the heart of Michelle Alumkal’s work as an art historian and writer. She is a museum guide at Dia:Beacon and is currently at work on a novel.