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Untitled

Haim Steinbach (American, 1944-)


Haim Steinbach locates and re-presents found objects. Here, he has placed an African mask, a Pol Bury box, and Indiana stoneware from the IMA's permanent collection on a wedge-shaped shelf.

Although the display is non-hierarchical, on a shelf that appears without nuance or artistry, one cannot help but ask the questions: Who has made this shelf? How have these objects been selected and ordered? Untitled equates objects that might otherwise be unrelated, and challenges the ways that museums create and uphold taxonomies.

Object Information

artist
Haim Steinbach (American, 1944-)
creation date
1990
materials
leather, wood, feathers, stoneware, plastic laminate
dimensions
51 3/8 x 94 x 15 3/4 in.
accession number
1990.57
credit line
Henry F. and Katherine D. DeBoest Memorial Fund
copyright
© Haim Steinbach
collection
Contemporary Art
colors