Cover image of the review
Nicholas Currie, *Shame*, 2020, acrylic, house paint, paint maker, graphite on found chip board, 43cm x 46cm. Courtesy of the artist.

The Waiting Room
  • David Wlazlo

10 Oct 2020
22 Sep - 25 Sep 2020

In her 1995 essay, ‘The Art Museum as Ritual’, art historian Carol Duncan describes how visitors to art galleries engage in a kind of ritual by visiting these spaces. In discussing the act of physically attending—including the intention to visit as well as the standards of behaviour adopted while visiting—Duncan writes that art museums “enable individuals to achieve liminal experience—to move beyond the psychic constraints of mundane existence, step out of time, and attain new, larger perspectives.”

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