MoMA at the Bank Presents (2018)

What does it even mean to display art? MoMA at the Bank Presents explores the complexities and malleability of displaying art. The art space or gallery is treated as a theatre, where the artworks are the attributes, and the exhibition is the play. Expensive artworks are placed in crates and moved around the world, so that everyone can see them and can rejoice in their value. These crates must have value to the people who move the artworks around, but what value do these crates have to the public?

Melle Nieling MoMA exhibition room twoOverview of the second room, showing five crates and the Prime and Puberty paint buckets.

Melle Nieling MoMA exhibition room twoThe same room with two canvases: Dinner at Le Premiere and Dinner at 21.

Melle Nieling MoMA exhibition room threeOverview of the third room with the Graceland crate and Rocky Top canvas.

Melle Nieling MoMA exhibition room fourThe fourth room showing three crates and three canvases: Malted on 53rd Street, Butterboy and Would be cake.

Established art show, originally displayed at Villa de Bank