Curate your own mini-exhibition | Honolulu Museum of Art Blog

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Making a mini-exhibition is a chance to take a look at your surroundings in numerous methods, in addition to to precise your self and your personal views. It additionally leaves lots of room to be inventive! A mini-exhibition is usually a grouping of significant objects on a shelf in your house, an association in a sidewalk sq., or photographs held on a wall. Mini-exhibitions could be severe or lighthearted, deeply significant or exploratory. They’ll take a couple of minutes or many hours to create. Learn on to see examples of mini-exhibitions created by HoMA workers members at dwelling.

Mini-exhibitions is usually a number of rigorously curated objects that inform a narrative:

Mindi Gandara, "killing time," 2020

Mindi Gandara, “killing time,” 2020

“‘killing time’ is a mirrored image on objects and their energy to doc our life experiences. With works created by my pals, household, and myself as an artist, I’m contemplating the ability of the processes of creating and objecthood as a type of identification. The works included on this exhibition symbolize many gestures; of affection, creativity, boredom, cultural pleasure, and nostalgia, themes that inform the curator’s every day life and, maybe extra importantly, my relationship with myself and others. Artists represented are Paris-based illustrator and designer, Roca Balboa; Honolulu-based photographer and ceramist Cory Lum; woodworker and late grandfather Manuel Martinez, and me, Mindi Gandara.” – Mindi Gandara, Public Applications Supervisor

Mini-exhibitions is usually a reflection of present social or cultural themes:

Marek Lopez, "Untitled," 2020

Marek Lopez, “Untitled,” 2020

“I selected these objects to spotlight the deep irony in the truth that hobbies that had been as soon as thought of to be ‘isolating’, ‘self-medicating’ and ‘a sign of psychological sickness’ are out of the blue seen as ‘uniting’, ‘cathartic’ and ‘good psychological train’.”  Marek Lopez, Jr. Techniques Administrator

Mini-exhibitions could be born out of peculiar sources of inspiration:

Cynthia Low, "We're Not Warhol," 2020

Cynthia Low, “We’re Not Warhol,” 2020

“Mini-exhibitions and dusting go hand in hand throughout Covid instances!”  Cynthia Low, Director of Collections

Mini-exhibitions could make the viewer see the world in a different way:

Hilary Sholin, "Pandemic Pareidolia," 2020

Hilary Sholin, “Pandemic Pareidolia,” 2020

“When cooped up, one begins to see faces, in all places. Please meet my quarantine pals.” – Hilary Sholin, Improvement Officer, Database

Mini-exhibitions can incorporate components of efficiency artwork:

Cori Mackie, "Untitled," 2020

Cori Mackie, “Untitled,” 2020

“My capacity to manage something throughout this time has gone out the window. ‘Why’ has grow to be ‘Why not?’ particularly if it’s attainable. ‘If can can, if no can, no can’.” – Cori Mackie, Retail Supervisor

Mini-exhibitions can discover a theme, or be based mostly round a private assortment: 

Marlene Siu, "Container revision," 2020

Marlene Siu, “Container principle…mini revision,” 2020

“Containers manage and defend. We separate objects into numerous containers for storage and preservation. How do you manage folks and locations? Not simply memorable moments captured in informal pictures, however the cumulative recollections that assemble a second, an individual or a spot. I acquire containers and maintain nothing inside them besides concepts that resemble group. I construct containers for intangible objects. I discover myself at all times needing and wanting to supply extra to arrange. That is the results of my impractical efforts.” – Marlene Siu, Exhibitions Supervisor

Mini-exhibitions can discover supplies, texture, and type:

Maggie Engebretson, "Land and sea," 2020

Maggie Engebretson, “Land and sea,” 2020

“I don’t know the way this effusion of coral made its means into my dad and mom’ yard, however I just like the prickly visible texture subsequent to the previous coconut’s easy shell, together with the feathery layers of the paperbark.” – Maggie Engebretson, Advertising and Communications Supervisor

The chances are infinite! For those who make a mini-exhibition, submit an image on social media and tag us at @honolulumuseum. We like to see what you create.

Discover extra inventive prompts and concepts for hands-on actions within the Prepared, Set, Create! part of our #museumfromhome webpage. 


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