Shelly Silver: Girls / Museum
Tue, 04/11/2023 to Sun, 07/30/2023
Video Project Room | Gallery 224B
Girls / Museum explores the collection of the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig in Germany from the perspective of a group of girls aged 7 to 19. The guides interpret various depictions of women, including mothers, muses, sex workers, and religious figures, all created by male artists. The film also questions the practice of museum display itself, drawing attention to the constructed nature of museum collections. Shelly Silver’s video converges contemporary and historical frameworks, encouraging the viewer to investigate the lens through which we examine art today.