Charming Stuff: Danh Vo and Martin Wong

Mar 27, 2013 2:46PM

What is it about the personal collection on display that is so appealing, so instantly resonant?

Until recently, the only collections museums presented were of the “Treasures from the Collection of [Wealthy Donor]” sort. Shifts in artistic and curatorial thinking have liberated the ‘collection’ exhibition: the desire to see artists within their social context, the elevation of material culture to art.

Image: Installation view of Danh Vo’s “I M U U R 2″ at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (all images by David Heald © 2013 Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation)