These conventionally hung artworks speak as a person speaks. They are like a group of wallflowers. Pretty girls waiting to be chosen for a dance, they are both spectacle and spectator, both melancholy and challenging. Their physical presence occupies space and keeps us company as friends and aquaintances might. But their voices, the mingling and jangling voices of all those "pre-constrained" objects, are less smooth and polished than we think our own are.
Judith B. Farquhar, PhD
Max Pavlesky Professor of Anthropology and Social Sciences
University of Chicago