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Kronos

On-line version ISSN 2309-9585
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KRATZ, Corinne A.. Red textures and the work of juxtaposition. Kronos [online]. 2016, vol.42, n.1, pp.29-47. ISSN 2309-9585.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2309-9585/2016/v42a2.

Simon Gush's evocative work Red is an installation, an exhibit, a film, a website, and a provocation to think about what these different forms convey and do, and how they do so. What kinds of engagement, work and knowledge production are involved in curating, designing and creating work in different formats, each of which combines varied media and forms of expression? This article considers the design and interpretive possibilities of Red's different forms, paying particular attention to juxtaposition as a fundamental technique in designing and constructing exhibits, films and websites. The analysis examines the layerings, interactions, timings and textures involved and draws in other exhibitions to highlight the ways that Red and history museums approach their work and relations to time, history and historiography.

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