Father and Daughter Will View the Exhibition was an artwork I created for the exhibition "More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s," at the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, NC.
For this performance, I scheduled 43 actual father and daughter pairs to view the exhibit each day - precisely from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. throughout the run of the exhibition. Pairings of all different ages participated. A text piece inside the museum informed viewers of the performance.
The intention of this work was to create a unique, unforgettable art experience Fathers and Daughters. Turning the traditional function of the art museum inside out, the viewing of the exhibition became the art experience. By framing this activity, the event was elevated to the relevance of the artworks in the museum, thus giving value to the ephemeral moments of our lives.
In response to the positive impact of this project, I was invited to re-create it again at the Cheekwood Art Museum in Nashville, TN. The second iteration invited entire families to view the exhibition. Ms. Cheap recognized this as a great way to get your entire family into the museum for free.
This exhibition was accompanied by a hardback book. More Love, Art, Politics, and Sharing Since the 1990s
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