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A Space for Dialogue 82

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January 2014

Rejecting the Diminutive: Small-Scale Art, the Viewer, and the Art World

Winnie Yoe ’14, Homma Family Intern

Published by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

2014, 2 pages

Small-scale contemporary art has often been ignored or trivialized by scholars and critics. This exhibition looks at seven works that reveal different strategies for rejecting conventional artistic standards. Some of these artists appropriate “insignificant” materials—either everyday or ephemeral in nature—while others employ a hybridized practice to break down traditional institutional boundaries between “high” and “low” art.

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