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New Perspectives Tour of “The Keeper”: Keeping to Change

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Ydessa Hendeles, Partners (The Teddy Bear Project), 2002. Photograph by Robert Keziere

For this month’s New Perspectives tour of “The Keeper,” we will investigate how the act of collecting and preserving objects or images could be considered an act of transformation, rather than an attempt at static preservation. While looking closely at Maurice Chehab’s traumatized artifacts from the National Museum of Beirut, Yuji Agematsu’s meticulous microcosms of New York City trash, and Ydessa Hendeles’ Partners (The Teddy Bear Project), we will discuss how these collections allow for metamorphosis by transforming assumptions of value, history, time, and personal and cultural meaning.

New Perspectives tours are led by the New Museum Teaching Fellow, an emerging scholar in art history or a related field. The topics of the tours are based on the Fellow’s ongoing research and change monthly, engaging participants in uniquely focused examinations of selected objects and installations. To read descriptions of current and upcoming New Perspectives tours, please view the calendar. New Perspectives tours are free with Museum admission. Due to limited capacity, please preregister here and meet in the Lobby at the time of the tour.

The current New Museum Teaching Fellow is Maggie Mustard, a PhD candidate in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, where she is completing her dissertation on postwar Japanese photography.

Sponsors

The New Perspectives tour program and Teaching Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

“The Keeper” is made possible by the lead support of the International Leadership Council of the New Museum.

Generous funding is provided by Elham and Tony Salamé and W. Bruce C. Bailey, with additional support provided by Vincent Tangredi and the Toby Devan Lewis Emerging Artists Exhibitions Fund.

The accompanying publication is made possible, in part, by the J. McSweeney and G. Mills Publications Fund at the New Museum.

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