What makes this art, rather than compost?

Video (2:12): BMA Voices is an insider’s exploration of The Baltimore Museum of Art collection through the eyes of its curators, conservators, and registrars. Presenter: Helene Grabow, Contemporary Art Curatorial Assistant delves into art history to shed light on Zoe Leonard’s “Untitled”, 1999-2000.

Zoe Leonard. Untitled. 1999‑2000. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Purchased as the gift of Katherine Hardiman, Baltimore, BMA 2000.154a‑g. © Zoe Leonard

Videography: Hannah Malloy (2014).

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