” Museum Studies ” is a project that doesn’t actually study museums. The question is rather how the general idea of an institution is relevant nowadays, when everyone can be a curator through a simple act of reblogging, when images of images, pieces, historical objects etc. seems to be enough and are easily available. Are the forms of presentation suggested by museums still needed? Is the institutional representation and traditional collections important in post-internet times?
In my photographic work I use images as an excuse and raw material, rather than as a goal itself. I photograph museums and and what is in them, only to reinterpret and emphasize the cliches and the codes typical to them. This is a series, but the visual consistency is not what I am after. This project is rather a scrapbook and a research, than a thesis or a business plan on how to change the contemporary museum institution.
” Art is bigger than Kylie Jenner’s lips. ”
Photographs and text courtesy of the artist.