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Escaping the White Cube | 2022

Artist: Lauren Lakin

Medium: 120 film

Dimensions: 20″ x 20″

“Since MOMA’s institutionalization of the concept in the 1930’s, the white cube has become the prominent exhibition model among museums and galleries all over the world, as well as a contentious space of discourse for artists and museum visitors alert to the colonialist legacies of the art they are viewing. Stripping art and artifacts of cultural context and placing them inside of a white cube also arguably elevates the work beyond reach, causing confusion around the object’s meaning and origin, and prevents viewers from engaging with it fully.” — Jeff Leavitt and Caroline Coxe, Forecast Journal Issue 9