Michael Asher January 26-April 12, 2008
Michael Asher spent seven years researching the exhibition history of the Santa Monica Museum of Art to create the installation documented in this catalog. The end result was a reconstruction of every temporary wall that had been built for every exhibition mounted at the museum until its re-location in 1998. The result was a conceptual history, displayed in its most physical sense. Included in the catalog are the floorpans for each show, installation views of the walls' framing by studs, and essay by Miwon Kwon, who writes on Asher's sensitivity to situation, rather than than display. Published on the occasion of Asher's installation at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (2008).