Museopathy

Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher, exhibition catalogue

Kingston: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 2002, catalogue, 112 pp.
ISBN-13: 9780889119086, ISBN 0889119082
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Museopathy was a multi-site exhibition in museums and heritage sites throughout Kingston, a city with an unusually rich mix of specialist museums reflecting its military, political, marine, and corrections histories, and lesser-known venues dedicated to geology, health care, and ice hockey. Artists installed site-specific works and performances in museums and, during the same period, an exhibition of objects from the collections of the city's museums was featured at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Museopathy addressed the conventions of display and museal experience by creating unexpected aesthetic encounters that critique, reimagine or experiment with how information is displayed, artifacts arranged, history represented, communities engaged, attention gathered, or sites sacralized.

Cover image: FASTWĂśRMS, Ms. Rockhound 2001 (2001), detail from installation. Photo: York Lethbridge.