Junk Kaleidoscope at the Aldrich

{ Through Sunday, April 22nd } Anissa Mack constructs a Junk Kaleidoscope at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield.

Anissa Mack is headed back to the fair. A reflection on her previous project The Fair project from 1996 and 2006, Anissa Mack: Junk Kaleidoscope (a title that’s also a great description for the country at present) is now on view at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut. The show examines Americana—its artifacts, folklore, and rituals—and American vernacular traditions and their shifting role in a dialogue between the history of art making and the culture of collecting. Through all new objects, Junk Kaleidoscope will re-envision The Fair in a way that weaves together over two decades of work, sixty miles from the Durham Fair fairgrounds that inspired this project.

For Mack, “fairs serve as fascinatingly complex archives that mirror both ‘America’ and the art world.” Repetition, displacement, and distortion are constant concerns and the act of revisiting is an ongoing theme. A full-color, soft-cover scholarly publication will be available during the exhibition, which will be on view through Sunday, April 22nd.

Anissa Mack: Junk Kaleidoscope
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Through Sunday, April 22nd
Free and open to the public
Top image: Anissa Mack: Junk Kaleidoscope (installation view), 2017. photo courtesy of Jason Mandella
Nathan FrontieroJunk Kaleidoscope at the Aldrich

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