As it were … So to speak: A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom
As it were … So to speak: A Museum Collection
in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom

As it were … So to speak was an exhibition of The Jewish Museum’s permanent collection as arranged by artist Barbara Bloom. Presenting the Museum’s holdings through highly mediated display and specific graphic approaches, the exhibition juxtaposes objects from across history and cultures to create an idiosyncratic, intertextual conversation between things. Conceived in close collaboration with Bloom and Ken Saylor of Saylor + Sirola, the exhibition design invokes the museum’s building’s origins as a private home, playing between ideas of domesticity and institutionalism.

Installation view of the exhibition As it were … So to speak: A Museum

Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom, March 15—August 4, 2013.

The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by David Heald.

2013