A world without art would be a gloomy and dreary place and while art lovers can visit some museums or take a virtual stroll through exhibitions, the COVID-19 pandemic has distanced many not just from their social circles but also from art.
In the midst of a wholly digital world, where all one has to do to see a work of art is perform a simple Google search, what is the role of the art museum? Education and Exhibitions intern, Anika Khakoo reflects on her virtual internship at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.
In Genesis Belanger’s exhibition Through the Eye of a Needle, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, death is an expected, albeit uninvited, guest, at home in the affluent domiciles orchestrated here through tableaux and mise-en-scène.
Curatorial Assistant and Publications Manager Caitlin Monachino created a gingerbread replica of The Aldrich for a local event at the Lounsbury House in Ridgefield. Read about her process of creating this incredible masterpiece!
There’s always something slightly unnerving about Genesis Belanger’s sculptures. Her tableaux of furniture and ceramics, with their crisp edges, soft, buttery textures, and dusty pink and tan hues, are spiked with a sharp, humorous bite.
In her first major solo museum exhibition, Through the Eye of a Needle at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Genesis Belanger expands her iconic, domestic porcelain and stoneware objects that disavow glazes and anthropomorphize desires.