Steve Edwards, Nigel Warburton, Marko Daniel, Kathe Kollwitz, Frida Kahlo and Frances Morris, Plenary Discussion At this study day leading curators and art historians discuss the relationship between exhibitions, museum collections and art history
Nigel Warburton, Juxtapositions Art galleries select and display material objects, typically unique works, in specific locations. Viewers experience these, consciously absorbing curators' interpretations from descriptions and captions, often forearmed with preconceptions about what they are seeing. Particular juxtapositions affect the viewer in a range of ways many of them semi- or pre-conscious. Philosopher Nigel Warburton considers some of the issues raised by juxtaposition using examples from the recent Tate Modern re-hang.