Re(con)textualizing The Phantom of Liberty
Students of the Museum Guild have created this intervention to hold space for artists and audience members alike to reflect on how works in Phantom of Liberty relate to the contemporary moment(s). By including non-textual forms of expression, we continue to reimagine the boundaries of the “wall label,” ultimately provoking novel and meaningful discoveries among audiences.
We take inspiration from the exhibition’s effort to include artist perspectives on wall labels and hope to push this forward by allowing artists to provide additional materials for engagement.
A selection of local artists have provided us with supplementary material to accompany their work in this exhibition. We invite visitors to read, explore, and investigate these materials, which have been placed near each of artists’ works.
This program is organized by the RISD Museum Guild, a group of undergraduate students from local colleges and universities who are advocates and ambassadors for the RISD Museum and interpreters of its collection and exhibitions. Working as a group, Guild members explore questions of current relevance at the Museum, developing projects and programs that activate the galleries and connect students and faculty to the Museum.