visit to vinyl collector: Jason Sanders
The Museum Without Entrance (MWE) develops from the idea of decentering and creating options in our prescribed relationships to cultural activities. The project, by artist Rodrigo Hernandez-Gomez, brings together collectors, private collections and audiences in the City of Toronto to create the MWE. Hernandez-Gomez worked with 6 different classes, at a range of
different schools in the city, and with 4 local collectors.
The visits become an encounter with the collector’s particular point of view, on his or her motives and method of collecting, as well as the particularities of the site where the artifacts are kept. The collection and the site together express a lot about local history and values. This experience is meant to open up a time/space that allows the students to draw connections between themselves, the artifacts in the collection and the city. In a traditional museum, the relationship between the artifacts, the collector and the visitor often maintain an impersonal quality and a complex symbolic distance.
The Museum Without Entrance
was curated by Stephanie Springgay
as part of the
followed by an article on CMagazine.