Friday, March 14, 2014

Where in the world is Neil Dawson?

If you’re a lover of irony you’ll enjoy this. The Centre Pompidou is celebrating the anniversary of one of its most important exhibitions Magiciens de la Terre curated by Jean-Hubert Martin in 1989. One of the icons of that exhibition was Neil Dawson’s suspended work Globe. For this anniversary presentation of the exhibition the Pompidou made overtures to Dawson to develop a project. The idea fell through when the Pompidou couldn’t come up with funding. But an icon’s an icon, so what can a poor museum do? Feature it on the invitation.